Power outage caused by fallen tree

  • Thu May 24th, 2012 4:52pm
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Herald staff

GRANITE FALLS — More than 25,000 homes lost power Wednesday evening in communities stretching from Granite Falls to Snohomish.

The outage was blamed on a tree falling over a major transmission line around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Snohomish County Public Utility District.

About 28,000 customers in Granite Falls, Lake Stevens and Snohomish lost power.

By 6 p.m., crews reduced the number to 12,000.

An hour later, the number was whittled to 6,800.

The remaining homes were restored overnight.