Power was restored by Sunday to most of the thousands of South Sounders who lost it during the weekend’s strong winds.
The National Weather Service said the Tacoma Narrows Airport had a 46-mph gust Saturday. Parkland reported a gust of 43 mph, and gusts of 40 mph hit both Joint Base Lewis-McChord and an area in Tacoma’s West End near Point Defiance Park.
About 6,000 people lost power in the areas of Roy, South Tacoma and Fircrest, Tacoma Public Utilities spokeswoman Chris Gleason said.
Fallen tree limbs caused those outages, and power was restored by about 10 p.m. the same day, she said.
Puget Sound Energy reported about 950 people without power in the Puyallup area Saturday. Most of their Pierce County customers had their power restored by Sunday, and the remaining outages were supposed to be fixed by 6 p.m., the agency said.
That was also the expectation for Thurston County, where PSE said there were only scattered outages.
Any PSE customers still without power can call 1-888-225-5773.
Wet, windy weather is expected for the next few days in the Pacific Northwest, as well as snow above 4,000 feet, the Weather Service said in a statement Sunday.