Snohomish County PUD continues to make progress in restoring power to residents in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Woodway. PUD reports that 55,000 households remain without power. Crews will continue work throughout the night.
Saturday’s peak of 175,000 outages ties a record for most PUD customers without electricity (Inauguration Storm of 1993). This was a severe and highly unusual storm, especially for this time of year. Wind gusts of over 60 mph, combined with the fact that trees still have leaves and have been stressed by the hot, dry summer, created conditions for substantial damage throughout PUD’s service territory.