December 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM
Wind gusts up to 55 mph expected in Puget Sound lowlands
A wind advisory for the Puget Sound area, particularly in the lowlands, is in effect from 10 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Monday.
Seattle City Light has called in extra crews to trouble-shoot weather-related power outages late tonight and into Monday morning, when the strongest winds are expected.
Winds from the southwest are predicted to reach 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph. Those predictions are slightly less than when the advisory was first issued Saturday.
City Light urged customers to be prepared with batteries and flashlights, charged cell phones and extra layers of warm clothing or blankets.
Seattle City Light encourages its customers to prepare for this possibility. Have flashlights with fresh batteries available, charge cell phones and have extra layers of warm clothing or blankets handy.
To report outages to City Light, call 206- 684-7400. Additional information on outages can be found at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat or at City Light’s mobile site http://m.seattle.gov/light for outage information. Additional tips for preparing are at www.takewinterbystorm.org.
Puget Sound Energy customers can call 888-225-5773 to report an outage or downed power line. To check on the status of an PSE outage, go to http://pse.com/accountsandservices/ServiceAlert/Pages/SAM.aspx
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