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Thousands lose power as 49-mph winds strike Puget Sound

Nov 17, 2022, 1:13 PM | Updated: 7:51 pm
Power outages in western Washington for the first storm of 2022...
Crews will be hard at work yet again after wind storms in south King County Thursday. (Sam Campbell/KIRO Newsradio)
(Sam Campbell/KIRO Newsradio)

Wind gusts of nearly 50 miles an hour likely contributed to power outages across the Puget Sound region on Thursday.

More than 15,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without electricity at one point — most located in south King County between Covington and Enumclaw.

November dry streak could break record for Puget Sound region

“We’ve had some spots in the 40 and 50 range in Enumclaw and Maple Valley, even SeaTac got to about 33 miles per hour,” said KIRO 7 Meteorologist Nick Allard.

Up-to-the-minute alerts can be found on KIRO 7’s Weather Alerts page. Visit Puget Sound Energy’s website for an up-to-date power outage map.

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