Windstorm 2015: Blown away in Lynnwood

Trees uprooted near James Village (196th Street SW and Highway 99) in Lynnwood continued to draw interested passers-by. The area has been cordoned off with yellow warning tape. (Photo by David Pan)
Trees uprooted near James Village (196th Street SW and Highway 99) in Lynnwood continued to draw interested passers-by. The area has been cordoned off with yellow warning tape. (Photo by David Pan)

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.

A tree was uprooted at the Lynnwood Transit Center. Work crews were removing the fallen trees in the Transit Center parking lot on Sunday. (Photo by David Pan)
A tree was uprooted at the Lynnwood Transit Center. Work crews were removing the fallen trees in the Transit Center parking lot on Sunday. (Photo by David Pan)
A tree in Wilcox Park in Lynnwood sustained some damage. (Photo by David Pan)
A tree in Wilcox Park in Lynnwood sustained some damage. (Photo by David Pan)
Branches from a tree on a power in Lynnwood. (Photo courtesy of Lynnwood Fire Department)
Branches stretch across a street in Lynnwood. (Photo courtesy of Lynnwood Fire Department)
The Fred Meyer on 196th in Lynnwood purged its meats and dairy products that were spoiled due to Saturday's power outage. The staff are replenishing their shelves today. (Photo by David Carlos)
The Fred Meyer on 196th in Lynnwood purged its meats and dairy products that were spoiled due to Saturday’s power outage. The staff are replenishing their shelves today. (Photo by David Carlos)

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