Strong winds knock out power to more than 10,000 PSE customers in Puget Sound region

Reports of downed trees and power lines began to arrive Monday night in a storm expected to bring meters of snow to the Cascades.

SEATTLE — Strong winds toppled trees and power lines knocked out power for thousands of people in the Puget Sound region.

The outage came as the weather system was bringing heavy rain and snow in the mountains.

Power cut

More than 11,000 Puget Sound Energy customers lost power at 6pm

Another 4,000 Snohomish PUD customers were also in the dark around that time.

In Seattle, about 5,500 Seattle City Light customers were without power around 6 p.m. Monday.

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Damage report

Trees, power poles and power lines were downed across western Washington, including in Woodinville, where a tree fell on top of a truck.

The incident happened on NE Woodinville Duvall Road and 168th Avenue NE. No one was injured, according to Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Meanwhile, a power pole fell in Snohomish County, affecting customers in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

In Kitsap County, NE 288th Street was closed in the Big Dog Place area due to downed trees, power poles and wires, according to North Kitsap Fire & Rescue.

In Kingston, Highway 104 at Lindvog Road was closed after at least three trees fell, blocking both lanes.

ferry service

The Edmonds-Kingston ferry service is not operating until further notice due to high winds and rough seas.

Other routes may be canceled due to inclement weather, according to Washington State Ferries.

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the weather is happening

While winds eased Tuesday, gusts were still increasing at about 20 to 30 mph across the region. The strongest winds Tuesday will benefit the mountain passes, Cascade cleft areas and in the west of Whatcom County extending westward into San Juan County and near the southern coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

High winds are in place from Monday at 7pm until Tuesday at 7am for the Admiralty Inlet area.

The Wind Advisory will be in effect Monday at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday for most of Puget Sound, including San Juans and western Whatcom County south to inland to the southwest.

The north and central Washington coasts as well as the east and west Juan de Fuca Straits are under Wind Advisory from Monday at 6 p.m. until noon Tuesday.

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Watch: Heavy snow continues to fall in central Cascades Strong winds knock out power to more than 10,000 PSE customers in Puget Sound region

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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