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Snowstorm knocked out power to thousands

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SEATTLE -- About 100,000 customers remained without power following a winter storm that swept through the western Washington.

Puget Sound Energy reported about 86,000 customers without electricity as of Monday afternoon and Seattle City Light listed about 10,000. Just after 8 p.m., Seattle City Light said it had restored power to all but 243 customers, while PSE said there were still about 40,000 of its customers without power.

More than 100 school districts cancelled classes and dozens of flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after snow and ice blanketed the Puget Sound area. A winter storm watch was in effect through Monday afternoon.

A winter storm warning remained in effect for the greater Puget Sound Metro area through Monday at 4 p.m., the National Weather Service said.


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