Update, Monday 12:50 p.m.:
PSE spokesperson Ray Lane emailed Sammamish-Issaquah Patch at 12:30 p.m. Monday with the following update:
"There are no power outages on Mercer Island at this time. Everyone (in the PSE service area will have power) restored no later than 5p today ... (Mercer Island) did experience outages over the last two days due to the heavy winds and rain. It was mostly smaller outages due to branches in wires."
Original Post, Monday 11:45 a.m.: Several dozen homes on Mercer Island lost power over the weekend as gusty winds and rain knocked down power lines across the Puget Sound.
Local energy provider Puget Sound Energy reported 36 outages affecting 381 customers in North King County as of 10 a.m. Monday morning. At least 34 crews are closely monitoring conditions this morning. As breezy conditions continue and weather changes, the number of customers impacted will fluctuate. Updates will be posted to twitter.com/PSEtalk when known.
There are approximately 4,000 PSE customers without
power at more than 111 locations. On Sunday, more than 200 locations were affected.
A weather system passed through the Orting area Monday morning and knocked out a transmission line serving two substations effecting 7,600 customers; power has been restored to most of the customers in that area.
PSE is fully staffed with 87 four-person, 12 two-person power line crews, 35 tree crews, and approximately 75 service linemen ready to respond to power outages. PSE expects customers experiencing storm-related outages to have power restored by 5 p.m. today. To report a power outage, call Puget Sound Energy at 1-888-225-5773.More information: