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DAY 5: PUGET SOUND ENERGY’S UPDATE – 6 AM

PSE Real-time Updates
Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, 6:00 a.m.

“As of 6 a.m., approximately 53,000 customers are without power, primarily in Thurston, Pierce and King counties. Since early Wednesday, PSE crews have restored power to more than 360,000 customers in Western Washington.”

“Now our work is more time-consuming as crews go from neighborhood to neighborhood where electric service will get restored in much smaller numbers, such as to five, 10 or 20 customers at a time.

Since the storm began, PSE has now repaired and re-energized 53 transmission lines, 70 substations and 326 distribution circuits that lost power during the series of snow, ice and wind storms.”
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Lisa Pemberton in The Olympian reports:
“However, Puget Sound Energy said about 30,000 Thurston County homes and businesses remained without power late Sunday. Many of those outages were in rural areas including Rochester, Yelm and Tenino.”

SHELTERS

“The following shelter programs are still available:

Rainier High School, 308 Second St. W., will open as a warming shelter with shower facilities from 5 a.m.-9 p.m.”

Posted by Steve on January 23, 2012 at 6:16 am | Permalink

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