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Some still without power after storm

December 24, 2018

Many remain without power days after a Thursday storm downed trees and power lines throughout Skagit County.

As of about 10 a.m. Monday, about 1,200 households remained without power in Western Washington, with about 100 of those in Skagit County, according to an outage map on Puget Sound Energy’s website.

Large outages include 11 households on Fidalgo Island, 33 in Hamilton, 20 in Concrete and 10 in Mount Vernon.

Updates on individual outages can be found on the PSE outage map.

Power in affected areas in Hamilton and Concrete was set to be restored at noon Monday.

All 13 road closures in the county caused by last week’s storm have been repaired, according to the Skagit County Public Works Department.

Wind speeds reached the 70 mph range Thursday in parts of Western Washington, according to data from the National Weather Service.

About 850 calls to Skagit 911 were received from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Skagit County spokeswoman Bronlea Mishler said.

Kari Ranten, director of marketing and communications at Skagit Regional Health, said the emergency department at Skagit Valley Hospital and urgent care clinics in Mount Vernon saw increased volume Thursday.

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