After the storm: Power still off, roads remain closed in parts of Kitsap

After the storm: Power still off, roads remain closed in parts of Kitsap

About 10,000 Puget Sound Energy customers in Kitsap County are still without power following high winds Thursday. A spokesperson with Puget Sound Energy said Kitsap saw some 200 line damage and power outage locations.

According to an update on their Puget Sound Energy’s website, the outages saw PSE crews working through the night to restore power to the affected customers.

“As of 9 a.m., approximately 54,000 customers remain without power; our crews will work until all power is restored,” the update reads. “Damage is heaviest in Kitsap, Island, Skagit and Whatcom Counties.”

According to PSE, Thursday’s winds not only downed smaller, local power lines, but also damaged the larger transmission lines, which need to be brought back online before crews can focus on local distribution systems.

Kitsap County also issued an inclement weather advisory around 7 a.m. Friday. It noted that several roads remained closed following the storm. On the list of roads closed were:

  • Brownsville Highway NE between Old Military Road and S. Keyport Road
  • Central Valley Road at 4498
  • Lemolo Shore Drive NE at Tuk Wil La Road.
  • Lemolo Shore Drive at Skookum
  • Minterbrook Road between Sidney and Glenwood
  • NE Loghrey Ave near Nachant Drive
  • NW Hintzville Road near Nelita

Updates on road closures can be found at kitsap.gov.

—Nick Twietmeyer is a reporter with Kitsap News Group. Nick can be reached at ntwietmeyer@soundpublishing.com.

Lemolo Shore Drive at Skookum Road NE was blocked by downed trees and power lines after the Dec. 20 windstorm. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Lemolo Shore Drive at Skookum Road NE was blocked by downed trees and power lines after the Dec. 20 windstorm. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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