High winds knock out power in Western Washington
Monday, January 18, 2010
SEATTLE (AP) -- High winds hit parts of Western Washington early Monday morning, knocking out electrical service in some areas.
The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 p.m. at 3 a.m. in Hoquiam, 56 in Olympia at 2 a.m. and 56 in Everett at 3 a.m.
Puget Sound Energy reported 35,000 customers out of service, mostly in Kitsap and Thurston counties. Snohomish County PUD reports outages in Arlington, Marysville and Camano Island.
Weather Service meteorologist Dustin Guy said winds would ease by late Monday morning, but more breezy weather was expected Monday night, and rain is mostly light. Guy says Washington may get a break this week as the storm track is headed south toward California.
(with information from KIRO-TV)