EVERETT — High winds knocked out power for about 4,500 homes in Snohomish County on Wednesday.
Outages were reported throughout the county, Snohomish County Public Utility District spokesman Mike Thorne said. Areas hardest hit were around Snohomish, near the Alderwood mall and in Marysville.
Crews were working all day Wednesday because of the winds and downed tree limbs, he said. Most homes had power back by early afternoon, and crews were working on the remaining homes Wednesday night.
Winds in the Everett area were strongest between 9 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. A deep storm moved north through the area about 250 miles off the coast. Peak winds were 51 mph in Everett and 60 on Whidbey Island.
It may get a little gusty Thursday and Friday as bands of rain move through, but the winds shouldn’t be as strong as Wednesday’s.