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DAY 4: PUGET SOUND ENERGY’S UPDATE – 11 AM

PSE Real-time Updates
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Puget Sound Energy crews continue to make significant progress in restoring power to customers across Western Washington. With repairs to PSEs damaged transmission system mostly completed, crews will concentrate todays efforts on repairing the damaged distribution systems in neighborhoods.

Crews have been and will continue to work around the clock until every customer is restored. More than 250 power line crews are in the region to repair damages to the electric system and bring power back on. Counting the crews, crew coordinators, damage assessors and support staff, nearly 2,000 people are assisting the restoration effort.

We are monitoring and ready to respond to predictions of gusty weather today, as the National Weather Service has a Wind Advisory posted for parts of Western Washington, which could result in additional power outages.
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As of 11 a.m., approximately 110,000 customers are without power, the majority in Thurston, Pierce and King counties. Since early Wednesday, PSE crews have restored power to more than 325,000 customers in Western Washington. Approximately 75 percent of PSEs customer outages from the past week are now back on line.

Posted by Steve on January 22, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

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