Nearly 1,000 still without power after mid-week storm

Power is restored to more than 200,000 customers, but others still wait after more than 60 hours.

STANWOOD — Some residents in the Lake Goodwin and Stanwood areas are still without power more than 60 hours after an overnight windstorm turned the lights out on Wednesday.

Approximately 970 customers remained in the dark Saturday morning. All but a few hundred should have power restored by Saturday evening, Snohomish County PUD said.

“Most of the remaining outages are impacting smaller pockets of customers,” said Aaron Janisko, the PUD senior manager who is overseeing the storm restoration. “That means time-consuming repairs bring up fewer customers and can seem like we’re slowing down. Be assured, our crews are working just as hard now as they did at the beginning of the storm.”

After upward of 1,200 seperate repairs in the days since the storm, crews have restored power to more than 200,000 customers.

Wind gusts of more than 40 mph were exacerbated by saturated grounds from heavy rain the days before, according to PUD. The storm downed trees and utility poles, damaging equipment and making access to fallen powerlines a challenge for crews.

“We appreciate the patience our customers have shown throughout this storm,” Janisko said.

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