Winds, rain knock out power to thousands in Western Washington

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Courtesy Andy Jowett

SEATTLE – A quick moving storm knocked out power to thousands of customers in Western Washington on Saturday.

Utility crews from all over Western Washington responded to numerous outages throughout the day, officials said.

Winds gusted to more than 40 miles per hours in Bellingham and Everett and almost 2 and 1/2 inches of rain fell in the Seabeck area of Kitsap county,

Q13 Fox’s Parella Lewis reported.

As of 7:30 p.m. more than 23,000 customers were without power in Western Washington, in areas including Seabeck to Olalla, Yelm to Auburn.

Puget Sound Energy was working to restore power to more than 20,000; Seattle City Light had more than 2800 customers in the dark,

and Tacoma Public Utilities was working on about 1000 customers without power, officials said.

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