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Power outage leaves hundreds between Birch Bay and Blaine in the dark

BLAINE, Wash. — North Whatcom Fire and Rescue personnel were dispatched to a report of a blown transformer in the 8500 block of Shintaffer Road Monday, August 22nd, about 1:20pm. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported an outage in the area about the same time.

Power outage area. Source: Puget Sound Energy

According to PSE, over 500 of their customers’ addresses were impacted by the outage which reportedly began about 1:15pm.

As of 1:25pm, PSE’s estimate for restoring power was 3:30pm. Trees/vegetation was cited as the cause.

Power was reportedly restored after 2pm.

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