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Thousands without power in western Washington

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Thousands of people were without power in western Washington state after high winds swept through overnight and then picked back up Monday afternoon.
  
The National Weather Service weather service said Monday that many areas were seeing gusts topping 50 mph (80 kph), including a report of a 63 mph (101 kph) gust in West Seattle with even stronger winds on the coast and in north-central and northeastern Washington.
  
A high wind warning was issued Monday for much of western Washington.
  
The weather service says as of 3 p.m. stronger winds were reflected in the growing number of power outages in the central Puget Sound region.
  
Puget Sound Energy reported 29,000 customers without power Monday afternoon, while north of Seattle Snohomish PUD reported over 26,000 without power.
  
Scattered outages were reported south of Seattle affecting Tacoma and elsewhere.

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