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Trees Crash Down, Shipping Containers Topple In Powerful Windstorm

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KIROTV.COM - Power crews worked to restore service after 150,000 customers were without power after a windstorm hit Western Washington hard. Puget Sound Energy started out with about 90,000 outages across all of the counties it services for except Kittitas County. Olympia was hit especially hard. 

By noon, 76,000 were still without power. The utility said some in Thurston County may not have service restored until Thursday. Chris Gleason with Tacoma Power said they started out with 54,000 outages but are down to 6,000 customers without power as crews work to restore service.

Jonathan White said 5,600 customers of Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula were in darkness, but by noon they were down to 3,700. White said trees were the main culprit for the outages.

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