LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. — Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported that 965 of their customer addresses on Lummi Island were impacted by a power outage on Tuesday, September 20th.
According to PSE, the outage was first reported about 7:30am.
Firefighters with Whatcom County Fire District 11 (WCFD11) had been dispatched to an electrical emergency in the 2300 block of W Shore Drive on Lummi Island about 7:25am.
As of 7:40am, PSE estimated power would be restored by 10am.
WCFD11 Fire Chief Michael Lish told Whatcom News a large alder tree was leaning on power lines and WCFD11 was blocking both lanes of W Shore Drive due to the danger to motorists.