Snohomish County PUD posted this reminder on Facebook Tuesday night regarding how the utility prioritizes outages:
The first focus is on outages at the higher-voltage transmission level, which power substations with large numbers of customers, hospitals, schools and businesses. Hazardous oil spills, wires blocking highways or major roadways or wires fallen on buildings or vehicles also get high priority.
Next are main circuits from substations that serve neighborhoods and businesses.
Smaller outages are next addressed – those that may serve a handful of homes.
Finally outages for non-essential street lights are resolved.
You can read more here.