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UPDATE | Power out on Bainbridge Island

November 19, 2012 · Updated 2:40 PM
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This fallen tree blocked El Cimo Lane on the south end of Bainbridge Island Monday afternoon. / courtesy of Karin Lehotsky.

Officials with Puget Sound Energy report that approximately 5,000 customers on Bainbridge Island are currently without power.

Incidents such as trees falling on power lines are causing many of the outages. PSE is currently attempting to re-route power to those customers, but does not yet have an exact time frame for when power will be restored.

Downtown Winslow businesses began reporting outages along Winslow Way shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.

Eagle Harbor Book Co. posted on its Facebook page that it currently has power provided by a generator, but that the rest of downtown Winslow is in the dark.

Karin Lehotsky, owner of Lollipop's Children's Boutique, has continued to work despite the power outage. She has been putting up holiday decorations by candlelight, Lehotsky said.

Other reports of other power outages range up Madison Avenue, and as far down as Fort Ward.

The wet and windy weather is expected to stick around through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle, as one storm system after another moves through the area.

The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center went to Phase 2 at 1:15 p.m. Monday to prepare for problems caused by heavy rains and breezy conditions, county officials said.

County officials said they have received reports of flooding, roadways congested with overflowing culverts, high tides and collisions.


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