Power crews from Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy are working to restore power to thousands of customers after high winds swept through the area early this morning, causing weather-related outages.
In Seattle, 28,000 customers lost power when high winds rolled through around 5 a.m., but within a couple hours, power had been restored to all but 8,000 of them, utility spokesman Tyson Lin said in a news release. In North Seattle neighborhoods, 3,800 customers were still without power, as were 1,400 customers in Lake Union, Queen Anne and Magnolia, Lin said. Crews are still working to restore power to 1,500 customers in Shoreline and to 1,100 customers in the Burien area, he said.
Puget Sound Energy crews are also working to restore service to nearly 38,000 customers, most of them in Kitsap County, Whidbey Island and North King County, including Woodinville, Redmond and Sammamish.