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September 2, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Thousands without power in Northeast Seattle, Eastside

Update at 6:40 p.m.: The outage in Northeast Seattle is affecting 700 customers, according to Seattle City Light.

High winds blew trees into power lines Tuesday afternoon and caused the outages, City Light said.

Update at 6:20 p.m.: Puget Sound Energy reported that 1,500 customers are without power in Sammamish. Power is expected to be restored at 10 p.m.

Original post: Nearly 10,000 customers are without power in Northeast Seattle because of downed trees hitting wires, according to Seattle City Light.

The first outage is affecting 1,230 customers in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood. Power is expected to be restored around 7 p.m., City Light said.

A second outage in Meadowbrook, west of Lake City Way, was reported around 4:30 p.m., less than an hour after the first outage report. About 8,650 customers are without power, City Light said. Restoration is expected around 7:20 p.m.

Both outages were caused by trees hitting wires, City Light said.

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