Update on January 13 Windstorm

10:30am Update - City crews have made a lot of progress clearing debris and cutting down blockages where no powerlines are involved. Some residents are noticing their power return, but PSE still has a lot of work to accomplish and prioritize region-wide, so it is possible some homes will not be restored until tomorrow.

Even though the winds have died down, some trees are finally falling now due to the very wet and weak soils. If you encounter a new blockage that is not on the list below, please CALL the City’s main number to report it: 206-275-7600.

Traffic Lights:

If you encounter unlit traffic signals, remember to treat each signaled intersection as a 4-way stop.

Power Outages:

PSE still reports approximately 12 outages on the Island affecting about 7,000 customers. More details will be available through the day as crews inspect, prioritize and determine a restoration ETA. To get latest status, check the outage map (at www.pse.com/outage/outage-map) or call 1-888-225-5773.

Don’t touch downed powerlines. Remember not to use gas ovens/ranges for heating and don’t burn charcoal indoors. Keep fridges and freezers closed as much as possible.

Internet Access:

Comcast reports many outages, and crews will be working on reconnecting cables after PSE has finished its electrical line work.

Road Blockages:

OPENED by City Crews:

  • 4500 East Mercer Way
  • 5400 East Mercer Way
  • 8415 East Mercer Way
  • 7600 SE 72nd Street
  • 9300 SE 70th Place
  • 9720 SE 36th Street
  • 7400 West Mercer Way
  • 8200 West Mercer Way


  • 6027 77th Ave SE
  • 6200 92nd Ave SE
  • 8135 West Mercer Way
  • 9104 SE 53rd Place
  • 8915 SE 54th Street (under assessment)
  • 8815 SE 54th Street (under assessment)

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