There are numerous reports of power outages in Kirkland due to damaging winds Monday, with the majority coming out of Inglewood and Finn Hill. Heavy wind gusts are expected to continue throughout the day.
According to the Puget Sound Energy outage map, there are more than 300 outage reports west of Juanita Drive Northeast, just south of Bastyr University.
Kirkland police tweeted Monday morning that wind and rain caused the power outage and fallen trees blocked Juanita Drive near 82nd Avenue Northeast, Northeast 98th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 113th Street.
The National Weather Service expects up to 60 mph wind gusts throughout today for the greater Seattle area, which may cause more tree damage and power outages. The warning ends at 9 p.m. Monday.
Currently, PSE is in charge of situation and according to the utility’s Twitter account, the outages were mostly caused by fallen tree limbs on the power lines.
“We saw the weather forecast models over the weekend and staffed up through last night,” PSE wrote on its Facebook page. “Today, our crews are working to restore power and gearing up for the potential of damaging winds, throughout our service area.”
PSE advises community members to keep away from fallen power lines and call 1-888-225-5773 to report problems. For more information and to track power outages, visit click here.