Wind wreaks havoc across Western Washington, tens of thousands without power

Near 50,000 customers were without power Saturday afternoon, as a late winter storm blew through Western Washington.

At about 3:30 p.m., 9,537 customers in Snohomish County, 4,050 customers in Pierce County, and 30,328 customers in King County were powerless.

The majority of the outages were marked as “under investigation” by Puget Sound Energy, however, Snohomish County PUD marked Canyon Park and North Snohomish outages as storm-related damage.

By 5 p.m., the total outages had dropped to just over 42,000 customers.

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms were making their way northeast through Seattle and Tacoma, bringing small hail, lightning, and gusty winds.

A Wind Advisory will be in

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