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Downed trees, power lines reported in Puget Sound area as outages continue

There are thousands of power outages across western Washington, as the region deals with layers of ice, slush and snow.

The storm that brought heavy snow to the Puget Sound region continues to cause problems as trees fall onto power lines and roads. 

The heavy rain and snow increases the threat of trees falling. 

Over in east King County, Puget Sound Energy is dealing with widespread outages where there are a number of downed power lines. 

Around 8:30 a.m., the Redmond Police Department was reporting at least five road closures. 

The Kirkland Police Department told people to avoid heavily-wooded areas due to numerous reports of downed trees and falling limbs. 

On southbound I-405 in Lynnwood, a downed tree blocked two lanes of traffic. 

In Tukwila, a downed power line resulted in a fire Tuesday morning. 

There were around 920 Puget Sound Energy customers without power as of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

See PSE Outage Map 

Seattle City Light had over 1,000 customers without power by 11:30 Tuesday night. At the storm's peak on Monday night, 39,000 customers were without power, according to Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO Debra Smith.

The agency expects restoration efforts will slow Tuesday as crews turn their focus to smaller clusters of outages. Smith expects all customers will be back online by Wednesday morning or afternoon.

See Seattle City Light Outage Map

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Snohomish County Public Utilities Department has around 1,775 customers without power. 

See Snohomish PUD Outage Map

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Peninsula Light had 24 customers without power and Mason County had around 1,900 outages Tuesday night. 

See Peninsula Light outage map

See Mason County PUD outage map

Outages are expected to continue as winds pick up throughout the day.