August storms cause flooding; knock out power for thousands

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SEATTLE — Heavy rain caused flooding that stranded motorists and snapped a number of trees that knocked out power for thousands of people on Wednesday morning.

PHOTOS:  SUMMER STORM DOWNS TREES, CAUSES FLOODING

Bellevue Police closed the 3800 block of Factoria Blvd SE because of standing water in the roadway that stalled cars and stranded drivers.

Several inches of water flooded the area making the street impassable.

In Phinney Ridge, a snapped tree toppled onto power lines and fell onto cars parked on the side of the street. No one was injured but there was property damage and a couple homes had power cut off.

Over 4,000 customers were in the dark because of power outages caused by the storms according to Seattle City Light. Crews worked for several hours to restore power and said it would take until 7:30 to get everyone’s lights back on.

In Kenmore, our crews saw a massive tree blocking the roadway at 61st Ave. NE and Locust Way. Puget Sound Energy crews worked hard to clean the mess before the morning commute.

Washington State Patrol says it worked dozens of accidents over night and many of them were weather related.

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