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UPDATED: Power outages reported in Pierce, Thurston counties

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 12, 2012 at 5:57 am |
March 12, 2012 10:08 am

UPDATED at 10:06 a.m.

Mother Nature has brought wind to the South Sound region this morning, knocking around trees and sending debris into the streets.

Puget Sound Energy reports that crews are working to restore electricity in parts of Pierce and Thurston counties. At 5 a.m., the utility reported that assessors were dispatched to scattered outages in Bonney Lake, Lakewood, Rainier, Yelm, Olympia and Tenino.

Peninsula Light Co. reports that power has been restored to most people in the Lakebay area. Crews are now working to restore electricity in the Palmer Lake area. The utility reports that wires are down and it could take an hour to fix.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region until 1 p.m. today.

Winds are expected to be between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

“Strong winds can topple trees and cause power outages,” the advisory notes.

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