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South Kitsap slammed by winter storm

At least four trees from the Kitsap Regional Park blew down and blocked Jackson Avenue around 7 p.m. Tuesday. By a happy coincidence, the mishap occurred just across the street from Lefler Tree Services, whose crews quickly cut up the fallen trees and cleared the road. Nearby homes were still without power into Wednesday because of the power lines severed when the trees went down.  - Jeff Rhodes/Staff Photo
At least four trees from the Kitsap Regional Park blew down and blocked Jackson Avenue around 7 p.m. Tuesday. By a happy coincidence, the mishap occurred just across the street from Lefler Tree Services, whose crews quickly cut up the fallen trees and cleared the road. Nearby homes were still without power into Wednesday because of the power lines severed when the trees went down.
— image credit: Jeff Rhodes/Staff Photo

Between two and six inches of snow combined with frigid temperatures and high winds have created treacherous conditions in South Kitsap.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

Puget Sound Energy currently reports 44,000 customers without power and has requested 25 crews in addition to the nine in the County to restore power.

For power outages and downed electrical lines, call Puget Sound Energy’s hotline at (888) 225-5773.

Many roads remain dangerous to travel on with power lines, downed trees, and abandoned cars.

Kitsap County residents are highly encouraged to stay off the roads and remain at home if possible.

The EOC is in the process of finding warming shelter for those in need.

If you need emergency assistance call 911.

For non-life threatening issues call the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (360) 307-5871.

Updates will be published as information becomes available.

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