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Forecast winds pummel Whatcom County, blocked roads & outages reported

Power outage map as of 1:40pm on April 9, 2023. Source: Puget Sound Energy

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — As of 1:40pm on April 9th, over 1,000 Puget Sound Energy customer addresses were without power across Whatcom County as a result of several localized power outages during what was forecast to be the beginning of a windstorm.

First responders have been dispatched to several instances of downed power lines, trees and branches across roads. Motorists are advised to be aware of the potential for trees, power lines and other debris to impact travel during this storm.

As of 1:40pm, PSE crews have been dispatched to several localized outages across Whatcom and Skagit Counties which have left nearly 2,000 Puget Sound Energy customer addresses without power.

Winds are expected to peak this afternoon and a wind advisory remains in effect until 6pm tonight due to expected sustained southeast winds 30 To 40mph with gusts up to 55mph.

A weather station located in Ferndale reported wind gusts of over 50mph since 11:30am.

Wind speeds reported by a Ferndale weather station (April 9, 2023).
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