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December 12, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Thousands in W. Washington still without power; crews making progress

  Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press Update at 4:20 p.m.: About 45,000 Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish County PUD customers remain without power Friday afternoon. Crews are having to clear trees that were knocked down and untangle wires before they are able to make repairs. Vashon Highway Southwest between Southwest 112th Street and 116th Street is…

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November 13, 2014 at 6:27 AM

PSE says about 4,460 customers are still without power

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | About 4,460 Puget Sound Energy customers remain without power. Most outages are in Enumclaw, where transmission power poles were blown down by strong winds, PSE said. UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. | Puget Sound Energy continues to restore power to South King County. The utility’s website now lists around 7,500 customers without power. UPDATE, 9 a.m….

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November 12, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Thousands remain without power

UPDATE: 10 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has restored power to nearly 200,000 customers, but 19,000 are still without power. Power should be restored to most customers by Thursday, PSE said. Crews will continue working overnight. UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has brought in crews from Canada, Oregon and Eastern Washington to help…

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July 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

PSE outages in Renton and Redmond affect more than 3,000

Puget Sound Energy crews have been dealing with outages since about 8 a.m. this morning, when approximately 1,200 Redmond customers lost power. Before crews could completely fix that equipment problem, a new outage popped up in Renton around 12:30 p.m. and cut power to 2,245 customers, said PSE spokesman Ray Lane. Lane said the second outage might be…

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January 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Saturday Memo: Wind and rain … Seahawks, at last … Power outages

Weather: Wind and rain throughout the day; and in the mountains, wind and snow. The National Weather Service forecast. Seahawks: Not sure you heard, but there is a game today. After all the flag-flying and face-painting and 12th Man hoopla, Seattle and New Orleans finally play. Channel 13 at 1:35 p.m. — and lots…

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June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Power restored to thousands after summer storm

Update, 8:30 p.m. Power was quickly restored to almost all homes and businesses Tuesday evening, according to Seattle City Light. By 8:15 p.m., just 75 customers were still without power, the utility announced in a news release. Officials were working to replace seven damaged transformers to restore power to those buildings.   Original post, 6:58 p.m. Nearly 5,000 West Seattle homes…

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November 21, 2012 at 7:18 AM

UPDATE: Power restored to 3,000 City Light customers

UPDATE 10 a.m. | Power was restored to all but about 40 City Light customers by 9 a.m. The overnight outage, caused when a falling tree hit power lines, affected the Burien and SeaTac areas. Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of Puget Sound area homes and businesses that lost power in the…

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October 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Wind advisory for Western Washington

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Western Washington from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning. Forecasters say a vigorous rain system will bring southerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 45 miles per hour. Gusts to 50 mph are possible on the coast and northwest interior. Winds will likely…

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August 16, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Morning Memo / Thursday: Smokin’ hot … cooling centers … power outage

UPDATED: Includes latest number of customers affected by power outage. Weather:  Seattle-area weather wimps are bracing for extra hot weather Thursday and Friday. How hot? The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect from noon Thursday until Friday night. The forecast calls for temperatures…

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