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.
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,
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 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.