Weekend closures, lane restrictions impact SR 99, I-5 and I-90

Windy, wild weather slams Western Washington

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Wind speeds at 5am

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SEATTLE -- Thousands of people were without power, trees were down and some bridges were even closed across Western Washington Thursday morning as several rounds of stormy weather slammed the region.

Brownsville Highway in Kitsap County was closed Thursday morning because of water over the road. Downed trees also forced the closure of other roads in the county.

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“We're tracking some wind and rain still affecting lots of areas in Western Washington,” said Q13 Meteorologist Tim Joyce.

Gusts topped the 60 mile per hour mark around 4am across parts of San Juan and Whatcom Counties.

In Federal Way one resident shared a photo of a limb that appeared to have pierce the ceiling of a home and was left sticking into the living area.

Downed trees and power lines closed roads in Snohomish County. The Public Utility District was working to restore power for the City of Marysville and other parts of Snohomish County.

Tina Garcia: "Federal Way at 4 am. No one hurt. PSE already on it."

Tina Garcia:
"Federal Way at 4 am. No one hurt. PSE already on it."

At 10 a.m., Puget Sound Energy estimated nearly 55,000  customers up and down the I-5 corridor were without power.

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Crews with Seattle City Light were also working to restore power in several locations. It reported that 5,600 customers were without power in the Capitol Hill, Montlake area.

Mason County PUD said most of the city of Shelton was without power.

“Winds will decrease this morning,” said Joyce. “Showers and sunbreaks through the afternoon. A hooded jacket helps for the showers and the chill in the air-- the sunglasses will help for the random sunbreaks. I can't rule out an isolated t-storm, small hail or a rainbow.”

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The Hood Canal Bridge was closed due to high winds.

WSDOT reported trees down on I-5 near Samish Way in Bellingham. In Silverdale trees were also down across Trigger Avenue to Highway 3 southbound. Trees had briefly blocked SR 410 at Traffic Avenue in Pierce County.

A 3-car crash on NB Interstate 5 at S 188th Street created a 10-mile backup. Federal Way to SeaTac was up to about a 100-minute commute.

The Sounder Northline Trains No. 1703 and No. 1705 out of Everett were being held due to trees across the tracks.

In Port Orchard Melissa Missy Gould said lines and trees down at Jackson Ave and Azalea had sparked a small fire.

Port Orchard lines down spark fire. Photo: Melissa Missy Gould

Port Orchard lines down spark fire. Photo: Melissa Missy Gould

“This wind in Mount Vernon is shaking my whole house,” wrote MrsJennyK on Twitter.

Residents along the Washington and Oregon coasts experienced high winds Wednesday night that weather forecasters say have topped 70 mph in places.

The Federal Aviation Administration delayed flights for a time into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday evening due to the wind.

KPTV-TV reported a tree fell onto a pickup truck, killing a person, between Cannon Beach and Seaside on U.S. Highway 26 about five miles east of U.S. Highway 101.

The weather service also issued a coastal flood warning and high surf warnings for much of the Washington coast and inland waters.

“ Definitely some kitchen sink weather today,” said Meteorologist Tim Joyce.

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Kitsap County crews are responding to reports of road closures due to high winds bringing down trees. Current closures include the following
NEW – Hood Canal Drive in the 39000 block.

NEW – Miller Bay Road NE just south of Barret

NEW – Widme Road NE near the 90 degree turn

NEW – Delate Road NE near the intersection wit Lemolo Shore Drive NE

UPDATED – NW Lakeness Road has been cleared and is open.

NW Pioneer Hill Road between Gabrielle Lane NW and Mason Road NW – wires involved, waiting for crews from Century Link to respond

Miami Beach Road just west of NW Seabeck Holly Road

Seabeck Highway NW near NW Gross Road

Jackson Avenue SE at SE Azalea Street – wires involved, waiting for crews from Puget Sound Energy to respond.

This information will be updated when more information is available.

You can get the latest information about road closures at the address shown below. You can also sign up for automatic text message or email updates during inclement weather at this site.

http://www.kitsapgov.com/press/inclement_weather.asp

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All of Bainbridge Island is currently without power

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North Puget Sound Schools: 

Meridian SD: Closed due to power outage. Meridian High School is closed due to power outage. All other schools are on normal schedule. 
Clallam & Jefferson Co. Schools: 

Chimacum SD: Closed, No kindergarten or preschool, No out-of-district transportation 
Grays Harbor & Pacific Co. Schools: 

Lake Quinault SD: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool 

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Check this link for live updating school closures and delays http://via.q13fox.com/pCJ5a

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Bainbridge Island SD: Closed

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Stanwood SD: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation UPDATE

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The heaviest rains have passed by– but we’re still dealing with the strong winds. The windiest gust so far this morning has been 67 mph in Bellingham. HIGH WIND WARNING continues until 9am for areas up north along the I-5 corridor. Areas right along the Sound will see some unusually high tides this morning around 5am due to the new moon. We’ll see showers and sunbreaks through the afternoon today with temps around 50-55. There’s also a slight chance of an isolated t-storm with gusty winds and small hail. Here’s the good news: tonight through Friday morning is looking DRY. Friday night though we’ll see some rain return. The weekend looks rainy at times.

-Tim Joyce, Q13 Meteorologist

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