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UPDATED: Power outages arrive in the west county

Power outage areas in west Ferndale (February 9, 2017). Map: Puget Sound Energy

Update 4:25pm
Most of the Deer Creek neighborhood has seen power restored but over 200 in west Ferndale have been without power since just before 9am. As of 3:35pm, PSE estimated power will be restored to them by 8pm. The cause has been listed as trees/vegetation.

Update 1:25pm
PSE confirms over 1800 of their customers had their power restored in west Ferndale. About 300 in west Ferndale and 84 in the Deer Creek neighborhood remain without power.

Update 12:55pm
While PSE has yet to confirm how many, neighbors have begun reporting having power restored in west Ferndale neighborhood.

Original story
Two large localized power outages occurred this morning in the Ferndale area. Thousands have been impacted over the past few days in eastern Whatcom County while west county areas have been left relatively unaffected to the weather-related outages.

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About 2000 Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers in west Ferndale and another 44 in the Deer Creek neighborhood have been impacted by these outages.

PSE and their contractors have been stretched thin dealing with nearly 10,000 PSE customers currently without power outside the Ferndale area. As a result PSE is not expected to provide estimates for when to expect power to be restored.


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