Tens of thousands still without power following storm

December 21, 2018
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Waves crash near homes at high tide during a windstorm Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Seattle. More than 140,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds toppled trees, closed roads and even trapped a trampoline between power lines in western Washington. A high wind warning remained in effect for much of area into Thursday evening, with gusts up to 60 miles an hour recorded earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — About 70,000 households and businesses remained without power early Friday following a windstorm in western Washington that took down trees and power lines.

At their peak Thursday, gusts reached 74 mph (120 kph) along the coast, near 60 mph (96 kph) inland and 117 mph (188 kph) at Mount Baker, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

About 300,000 were without power on Thursday.

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