Thrashing wind relents, power restored in Pierce County

Staff writerJanuary 12, 2014 

The wind died down and power was restored to much of Pierce County on Sunday.

Tacoma Public Utilities reported no outstanding or new power outages Sunday, spokeswoman Chris Gleason said.

Peninsula Light Co. reported 725 meters without power in the areas of Horseshoe Lake and the Lake Katherine Shopping Center shortly after 3 p.m., and said about an hour later that it had been restored. The company said about 8 p.m. that 237 lost power at Lake Minterwood, and a half hour later that it was restored.

Puget Sound Energy didn’t return a News Tribune call as to how many of its 2,300 Pierce County outages had yet to be restored Sunday evening, but the company said early in the day that it expected to finish that work by midmorning.

The highest wind speed Sunday was 28 mph at the National Weather Service’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport station, with one gust reaching 36 mph. That’s compared with a high speed of 41 mph and a gust of 56 mph Saturday.

The Weather Service forecast called for a chance of showers Monday and a partly sunny Tuesday. Meteorologists expect patchy freezing fog overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, and both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268


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