High winds cause power outages in South Kitsap

South Kitsap residents were among more than 40,000 Puget Sound Energy customers that lost electricity Saturday as high winds caused outages in Kitsap County, Whidbey Island and north King County.

As of Sunday afternoon, PSE reported less than 50 homes in the county were without power. Winds caused more than 11,000 homes to be without power in Kitsap County.

Ray Lane, PSE spokesperson, said there were two substations and 14 circuits out because of the high winds and crews worked through Saturday night and Sunday to restore power to the region.

“At the peak, Kitsap County had about 140 outages that affected about 11,000 customers,” Lane said.

On Saturday, the power outage forced some Seahawks fans to leave their homes and find a place to watch the 1:35 p.m. playoff game against New Orleans. MoonDogs, Too, along with other restaurants and taverns, were filled with fans watching the game.

A tree was reported down near Banner Road and Olalla Valley Road on Saturday. In Manchester, trees fell down on a power line along Colchester Road. Lane said problems with downed wires and damaged poles also were reported on Glenwood Road SW and Carter Avenue SW.

Anyone still without power can call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 for assistance.


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