SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of Puget Sound Energy customers lost power as a cold front moved through western Washington Friday evening.
Nearly 30,000 customers were experiencing power outages at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to Puget Sound Energy.
The National Weather Service said wind gusts of 40-50 mph were possible for portions of Puget Sound into Saturday. The colder air, wind and snow in the mountains comes on the heels of heavy rains that were continuing to cause flooding, evacuations and damage throughout Washington and Oregon.
Rivers still at flood stage include the Snohomish, the Tolt above Carnation, the Snoqualmie near Carnation, the Cedar near Landsburg and Renton, the Puyallup, the Nisqually at National and McKenna, the Cowlitz at Randle, the Newaukum near Chehalis, and the White at R Street Bridge.
Flood warnings have been lifted for the Snohomish River near Monroe, Issaquah Creek and the Carbon River near Fairfax, KOMO-TV reported.
Many roads remain closed by landslides, flooding and fallen trees across much of King, Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties.