Widespread power outages in W Washington



SEATTLE (AP) — The lights are still out for thousands of utility customers in Western Washington who lost power in Thursday’s ice storm.

Most are customers of Puget Sound Energy. It started Friday with 270,000 customers out of service in King, Pierce and Thurston counties — the areas around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

The utility says it restored service to 87,000 customers who lost power in the snow storm that began Wednesday. But it could take into the weekend or later to get the power back on for everyone.