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Impacts continue from downed power lines in Ferndale

FERNDALE, Wash. — Puget Sound Energy (PSE) crews worked through yesterday and overnight to rebuild the lines and poles damaged during yesterday’s incident where a semi-truck trailer snagged lines on Barrett Road causing a chain reaction that resulted in lines down across Main Street, a widespread power outage and the closure of a section of Main Street.

As of 6am today, May 29th, Main Street has been reopened but power remains out to 411 PSE customers according to the company. The outage leaves the electronic traffic signals dark on both sides of the I-5 Main Street interchange.

The power outage impacted nearby cellular service towers leaving those nearby with limited or no service.

Power outage map. Source: Puget Sound Energy

As of 3am, PSE estimated power would be restored by 7am.


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Yesterday’s incident began about 12:50pm. The occupants of 2 vehicles were trapped by the downed power lines on Main Street until PSE crews could arrive and shunt power to the lines which were reported sparking on the ground. The initial power outage impacted over 1,000 PSE customers but that number was reduced after power was restored to more than half shortly after 2pm. The road remained closed through the area into the evening.

PSE crews were seen working at multiple locations in the area early this morning.

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