Power outages, downed trees reported as windstorm hits area


    Many Edmonds-area residents lost power over the course of the day as strong winds hit the Puget Sound region Monday, downing trees and snarling the evening commute.

    Nearly 100 were still without power in scattered outages across the city Monday night, according to the Snohomish County PUD outage map. Crews were working to restore power, the PUD said.

    KOMO TV meteorologist Scott Sistek tweeted that wind gusts of 61 mph were reported at the Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal Monday afternoon.

    Edmonds police reported that officers responded to calls of downed trees and traffic signals not working as a result of the storm.

    According to our online news partner The Seattle Times, more winds are expected Tuesday, though not as severe, forecasters said. The National Weather Service reported a 68-mph gust in Seattle at 5:19 p.m. Monday. Winds hitting 83 mph were recorded in the Haro Strait west of San Juan Island earlier that day.

    The storm did result in one fatality Monday, The Times said. A tree crashed into a car near Renton during the evening rush hour, killing the mother and critically injuring her sister in the front seat, according to the Renton Fire Department. A 2-year-old child of the deceased was OK, according to the fire department’s Twitter account.

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