UPDATE as of 10:30 a.m.:
Puget Sound Energy said crews have restored power to most customers, although about 7,000 remain without electricity. The hardest hit areas are in Bonney Lake, Yelm, Enumclaw and Black Diamond.
INITIAL POST: Heavy winds and rain in the Puget Sound region have knocked out power to thousands.
About 2,000 customers in Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston counties are without electricity, according to Puget Sound Energy. Agencies like Bonney Lake police are warning drivers to be careful on their morning commute because stoplights are down.
The Puyallup School District announced a two-hour delay because of an outage at Pope and Edgerton elementary schools. They also said there will be no morning kindergarten or preschool.
State Route 410 between Enumclaw and Greenwater is closed due to several downed trees and power lines. Officials could not say when it will reopen. UPDATE: SR 410 reopened about 9 a.m.
Winds up to 30 miles per hour developed this morning and should last through the early morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters said gusts are reaching 45 mph.