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DAY 4: PUGET SOUND ENERGY’S UPDATE – 6 AM

PSE Real-time Updates
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, 6:00 a.m.

Overnight Saturday, Puget Sound Energy crews restored power to 18,000 customers. More than 70 percent of PSEs customer outages from the past week are now back on line.

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 and damage assessors, nearly 2,000 people are in the field assisting the restoration effort.

As of 6 a.m., approximately 119,000 customers are without power in Thurston, Pierce and King counties. Since early Wednesday, PSE crews have restored power to more than 317,000 customers in Western Washington.

With repairs to PSEs damaged transmission system mostly completed, crews now can concentrate their efforts on repairing the damaged distribution systems in neighborhoods. This work will enable PSE to provide more specific information about estimated restoration times.

Restoration Information
The vast majority of our customers will have their service restored this weekend. People living in more remote and/or forested areas will be later.
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We know this has been very difficult for everyone who lost power during this storm. We very much appreciate your patience and the support and kindness that have been shown to the hundreds of PSE people in the field as well as the hundreds of men and women who have come from other utilities and other states to help us repair the damage.
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Read more from Rolf Boone’s report in The Olympian.

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