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Over 7,000 lose power around Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Traffic signals are reportedly dark as the result of a widespread power outage in the northwest Bellingham area.

Area impacted by a power outage. Source: Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported 7,247 of their customers’ addresses were without power since an outage began around 6:50pm, today, Monday, June 27th.

As of 7:30pm, no cause for the outage had been provided and a 9pm estimate for restoring power was being provided.

PSE issued an update about 8pm indicating the cause of the outage was a bird or animal.


  1. Carrie O June 27, 2022

    Something seems fishy. Webby ask these power outages lately?? 2 ir 3 TODAY on whatcom?!

  2. kalimes June 28, 2022

    I agree, no high winds but 3 separate outages in different location in a day or 2 is kinda fishy.

  3. nadie June 28, 2022

    TIL birds aren’t animals

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