Tree on power lines leaves Perrinville area in dark Wednesday night

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If you live in the Perrinville area and were without power Wednesday night, here’s the reason: According to Snohomish Couty PUD, a tree came down on power lines around 9 p.m., leaving about 490 customers in the dark.

Repairs were expected to be completed within two hours, PUD said.

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  1. The tree actually came down on the powerlines on Talbot Road where it crosses Perrinville Creek. It happened at 7 pm and power was not restored until 3:30 am.

  2. Thanks Neil for the correction. That is what we experienced. 7 and a half hours to fix is a whole lot different than PUD’s two hour estimate. Would love to know why the huge disparity? And I called the PUD outage line throughout the evening and their recording never changed from the “4:30pm” update which only talked about an outage earlier in the day on Camano Island. So much for customer service when you really need to know what’s going on!

    • We live just north of Perrinville on 76th and our power went out just before 7 PM and returned around 11:15. It went off again during the night and I am not sure how long it was out that time. According to the PUD workers we spoke to, there were actually 2 issues that happened at the same time. The tree or branch falling on the wires on Talbot and a cable was spliced just south of Braemar on 76th.

  3. Does anyone know what species of tree came down on the line and why it came down. I don’t recall any great wind or weather which would cause a tree to fall.

  4. On Soundview Drive the power went out about 7 PM in the 8th inning of the Mariners-Tigers game and came back on after 11 PM. I reset all my kitchen clocks and went to bed. Got up in the morning and had to reset the clocks again. I remember hearing 2 separate bangs when the outage started and that the second one came just after my lights first went out. That made me wonder a bit. Now I know what it was. Thanks Pat Ford for the explanation.

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