Snohomish County PUD reported that thousands of South Snohomish County customers lost power at the height of Thursday night’s ferocious windstorm. And for residents and businesses in some Edmonds neighborhoods, the outages continued through Friday night.
PUD spokesman Neil Neil Neroutsos said that South Snohomish County experienced widespread outages of approximately 4,000-5,000 customers in Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Lynnwood, with the bulk coming between 10:30-11 p.m. Thursday. Most power was restored early Friday morning between 2-4 a.m. “There are still pockets of customers out of power,” he said. “We have crews working around the clock to restore power to our remaining customers.”
My Edmonds News received reports of power knocked out to several neighborhoods, with some areas — including downtown along 4th Avenue South — still without power 24 hours later. The Edmonds IGA store, located between 4th and 5th Avenue South along Howell Way, was working to salvage or give away rapidly thawing frozen foods due to lack of power.
“Our business representatives are in touch with local businesses to keep them updated regarding our progress,” Neroutsos said.
An estimated 15,000 customers were without power throughout Snohomish County Thursday night; that number was revised down to 11,500 as of late Friday afternoon.