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Fallen Branches Cut Power To 1,400 Along Maple Valley Highway

Puget Sound Energy is currently working to restore power.

Update:

Puget Sound Energy is reporting that power was restored to all customers by 10 a.m. Wednesday. Customers still without power should call (888) 225-5773.

Original Post:

Puget Sound Energy is reporting a power outage in Renton’s Maple Valley area.

“We are aware of & working to restore power outage caused by falling tree branches in Maple Valley/Renton affecting 1,400 customers,” the power company posted to its twitter account just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The outage is reportedly affecting the Renton Community Center, which also acts as a daytime emergency warming spot on an as-needed basis.

According to a Tweet from @CityofRenton just after 9 a.m., “There is currently no power or phone service at the Renton Community Center—we’ll update you when service is back on!”

The outage was likely the result of yesterday’s windstorm. Patch has calls into Puget Sound Energy for more information about the outage and an estimate of when the power will be restored,

We'll keep you posted about the latest storm developments here on Patch. Please send news tips to jenny.manning@patch.com. Readers can also follow up on Facebook and on Twitter at @RentonPatch.

For more tips on dealing with surface water issues, see the City’s web pages here. They’re available to help businesses and homeowners 24/7 with sewer overflows, blocked roads and obstructed street signs. Call 425-430-7400, or report it on line here. For emergencies after 3:30 p.m., or on weekends, and if the emergency cannot wait until the next business day, call the Renton Police Department at (425) 430-7500.


For more tips on dealing with heavy rain, see this checklist on Take Winter by Storm, a group formed by public and private utilities of Western Washington.

If you're experiencing an outage or suspect a natural gas leak, call Puget Sound Energy 1-888-225-5773. Click here for real-time updates, or check Twitter.com/PSETalk.

If you rely on public transit, check the status of your ride on Metro Transit Alert Center’s websiteClick here for metro's flood routes.

If you lose power, report it by calling 1-888-225-5773.  If you see a downed power line, stay away and report it to PSE.  We have 83 crews ready to respond overnight. Additional crews have been called and will arrive in the morning. If the storm is as severe as predicted, it could take a few days to restore power to all our customers. Go to www.PSE.com/prepare for emergency preparedness tips and information.

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