Power out, trees down after windstorm 



Power lines down on Hindley Lane in Edmonds.
 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.


  1. And it’s not cold out — and it’s rather exciting to “mix it up”.
    Delving into a fine novel is heavenly. It’s finally that excuse we need to s-l-o-w the pace down.
    Read to your family by candlelight tonight!

  2. From PUD…”PUD crews making great progress — 50,000+ customers back up — tackling 120,000 remaining outages with support from contract crews.”–6:47 PM

  3. Power returned at 2:18 am at my apartment. Outage lasted almost 14 hours. Kudos and Thanks to the Snoho PUD Crews for working all night!

  4. Great Job done by PUD, city workers and our police department to keep the city moving after the surprising outburst Saturday morning. Thanks also to my neighbors who got our their chain saws and cleared the toppled tree in my front yard while I was away. Very neighborly and much appreciated.

  5. Thank you to all the pud crews who worked throughout the night and are continuing to work to restore power! Also thank you to the emergency crews who were extremely busy last night keeping us safe! We appreciate you all 🙂

  6. Does anyone know if they now of downed lines near beach camp at sunset bay? I guess by Norma beach road.
    I have a camp counselor that needs to catch a flight out tomorrow? It’s was suppose to be today.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    As I’m in Ca.

  7. Yes, thank you to all those hard working people working in the dark. Our power (not far from 9th and Main) came on at 3:00 am.
    You forget how much is dependent on our power until an outage happens.

  8. Wanted everyone to be aware on the off chance you have power to read this that some of us may be without power into Monday…

    From PUD this morning, “We estimate that approximately 70,000 customers remain without power, largely in the hard-hit Edmonds/Woodway/Mountlake Terrace areas. Three substations’ transmission feeds are down: Richmond Park, Westgate and Ballinger. Fallen trees and branches have also knocked out distribution lines througout our service area. Tree crews are attacking those areas so our line crews can get to work repairing lines and restoring power.

    Since the peak of outages Saturday afternoon, more than 100,000 customers’ power has been restored. Crews will stay at it until everyone’s power is back on.

    Please be advised that this is a SIGNIFICANT WIND STORM and outage restoration will likely extend into early this week.”

  9. Power just came on about 40 minutes ago on 4th Ave. S near Walnut. Thanks to all the PUD workers, fire dept. and police dept. for working so hard to keep every safe. Let’s count our blessings this happened in August and not January!

  10. We’re in the Westgate area and our power was restored at 2:10 p.m. It was out for just over 25 hours. Nothing like the 55 hours we experienced back in December 2006.


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