Most Edmonds residents and businesses were without power into the evening Saturday after a strong windstorm knocked down trees and power lines throughout the area around 1 p.m.
Snohomish County PUD spokesman Neil Neurotsos said up to 150,000 PUD customers were without power, representing about half of its customer base. That number was reduced to 125,000 later in the evening.
My Edmonds News reporter Larry Vogel said he was driving around Edmonds assessing the damage around 4 p.m. when he spoke to a PUD line crew, who said power was going to be out “for a long time.”
Vogel said that while a few traffic lights were working in downtown Edmonds, a majority of lights were out at major intersections throughout the area.
City of Edmonds Public Works crews were seen in several neighborhoods removing downed trees.
My Edmonds News will post updates as soon as they become available.