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PSE picking up pieces after stormy Sunday

Mar 14, 2016 - 04:14 PM

Puget Sound Energy is out in full force today after a tumultuous windy Sunday that saw thousands lose power, a semi-truck flip over on the Narrows Bridge, seawater swamping cars on ferries, waves pounding the I-90 floating bridge and a man die in Seward Park.

According to an update sent out be PSE, power will be restored to most customers by tonight.

In Pierce County, customers should receive power by 6 p.m. at the latest, while some King County residents may have to wait until midnight tonight. People in Kitsap County may have to wait all the way until midnight on Tuesday.

Sixty-two crews are out working right now to restore power, as well as servicemen, tree crews, damage assessors and hundreds of support personnel. 

At one point on Sunday, more than 176,000 customers were without power. As of 12:15 p.m. today, that number was whistled down to 21,000 customers.

The remaining work is a bit more tedious, as work impacts only a handful of customers at a time.

“This is often slow, time-consuming work as crews must make repairs at each site before moving on to the next. Crews will work around the clock until power is restored to all customers,” PSE’s press release stated.

For more information on outages, visit pse.com/outagemap.

            

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