Traffic signals at Highway 305 and Day Road went dark during Friday’s windstorm. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Traffic signals at Highway 305 and Day Road went dark during Friday’s windstorm. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Thousands still without power Saturday following Friday night windstorm

More than 9,500 homes and businesses across Puget Sound were still without power Saturday morning following fierce winds Friday evening that knocked out electricity throughout the region.

Puget Sound Energy reported 280 separate outages were affecting 9,513 of its customers in the Puget Sound area just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

On Bainbridge Island, 24 separate outages were reported, and approximately 205 customers were without electricity Saturday.

The largest outage stretched from Manitou Beach north to Hidden Cove. Smaller outages were reported in neighborhoods across the island.

Other areas of Kitsap County, from neighborhoods in Bremerton, to Keyport and Indianola, were also without electricity Saturday.

PSE said 110,000 customers were without power at the peak of the storm Friday.

Most of the utility’s customers, roughly 90 percent, had their power restored overnight, PSE said.

The storm — which had wind gusts hit 80 mph in some areas Friday night — knocked down trees and large branches across Bainbridge, prompting multiple road closures.

Traffic slowed on Highway 305 after signals at the Sportsman Club Road and Day Road intersections went dark.

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