As of 4 p.m. yesterday, Puget Sound Energy (Bellevue, Washington, U.S.) line crews had restored electric service to about 128,000 of the 140,000 PSE-served homes and businesses that lost power during Saturday's fierce wind storm. Of the 12,000 customers still without electricity, about two-thirds were in Kitsap County, with most of the other remaining outages concentrated in southern Jefferson County, northeast King County, and Island County.
The utility expected to have electric service restored by last night for the overwhelming majority of customers who were still without power as of mid-afternoon yesterday. Some small pockets of customers in outlying rural areas, however, probably will not see their power restored until sometime today.
PSE line crews and tree-trimming crews, together about 60 outside repair crews the utility called in from Canada, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Nevada, have been working nonstop since the severe storm struck Western Washington late Friday night and early Saturday morning.