Puget Sound Energy restores power for Issaquah, surrounding communities

January 25, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 12:35 p.m. Jan. 25, 2012

Crews restored power to Issaquah and surrounding communities Wednesday, after snow, ice and wind damaged transmission lines.

Strong winds Tuesday night caused additional damage and outages for 38,000 customers across Western Washington. Crews managed to repair most of wind-related outages throughout the night and restore power for 28,000 customers.

Restoration work is completed for Issaquah, plus Hobart, Mirrormont and Preston in the Issaquah area — unincorporated communities hit hard in a snowstorm and a rare ice storm last week.

Crews working on the PSE system Wednesday remain on schedule to complete the restoration work to customers without power for almost a week.

Customers still without power should call 1-888-225-5773 and report the outage again. In rare cases, crews could miss a problem with individual service as workers repair  a larger problem out on the grid. Bellevue-based PSE asks customers to report such outages as crews continue to work in their area.

PSE also plans to conduct outbound calls to customers to try and make sure crews did not miss anyone.

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