Thousands lose power in Western Wash.

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by KING and KING5.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 17 at 1:50 PM

SEATTLE - A number of power outages in Western Washington left thousands of residents in the dark Tuesday morning.

The biggest power outage was in Grays Harbor County, which had about 13,000 customers without electricity. High winds Monday night knocked down trees in the area and toppled power lines.Gray Harbor PUD wants to hear from anyone who has no power or trees down. Customers are urged to call them at 360-537-3721.

Mason County PUD reported about 1,000 customers are without power, most of those in the Hood Canal and Hoodsport area. Snohomish County PUD crews were working to restore power to about 800 customers.

Puget Sound Energy crews were also busy overnight working to restore power in a number of cities. About 6,000 customers in Whatcom County were without power, 1,200 customers on Mercer Island, 1,200 in Kitsap County and a couple of scattered power outages throughout the area. Crews did not know when power would be restored.

About 2,600 people in Kirkland were without power; power has since been restored. At the height of the power outages, about 20,000 customers total were without electricity.

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