Alerts and advisories

In the event of widespread power outages, severe weather events or other significant emergencies that may impact our electric or natural gas system, this page will be updated with information as we have it.

Additional resources

  • April wind and rain storm

    Tuesday, April 5 - 6 a.m.

    Restoration efforts continue

    Crews continue to respond to power outages caused by Monday’s strong winds and rain, and will continue to work around the clock to restore power as it’s safe to do so. With more favorable weather conditions, we’re making steady progress with restoration in many areas across our service area.

    Our local storm bases remain open to coordinate restoration efforts. This week’s power outages are the result of fallen trees and limbs due to strong winds and rain-saturated soils. The saturated ground can destabilize trees, making them more susceptible to collapsing. More than 168,000 customers have been restored since the beginning of this storm.

    Crews are now going neighborhood by neighborhood to restore service to smaller groups of customers still without service. This involves repair to the distribution and service lines that serve neighborhoods and lead to individual homes and properties, and can be time consuming. As crews finish work in one area, they are assigned to repair damage in another.

    Estimated restoration times can be found on the PSE outage map at pse.com/outagemap. You can also check status on the myPSE app. Establishing estimated restoration times can take time during a largescale storm, and we appreciate your patience as our crews work as quickly as possible to safely assess damage and make repairs.




    Safety first

    Never touch or go within 35 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.

    If you are without power, remember:

    • Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.
    • If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials.
    • Always use flashlights instead of candles.


    Monday, April 4 - 6 p.m.

    Damage assessment and restoration efforts begin

    Strong winds, heavy rains and snow in some areas are causing power outages around Western Washington. Hard-hit areas include Pierce and Thurston counties; today’s power outages are the result of fallen trees and limbs due to strong winds and rain-saturated soils. The saturated ground can destabilize trees, making them more susceptible to collapsing.

    Our local storm bases are open to coordinate restoration efforts. Our crews are assessing damage and making repairs as conditions are safe—they will work through the night as conditions allow. Additional outages may occur as stormy weather continues.

    Our first step in restoring power is damage assessment: getting a look at what’s been done to the system and determining the extent of repairs that are needed. The process takes time and crews may be delayed, especially if unsafe weather or impassable roads remain an issue.

    Estimated restoration times can be found on the PSE outage map at pse.com/outagemap. You can also check status on the myPSE app. Establishing estimated restoration times can take time during a largescale storm, and we appreciate your patience as our crews work as quickly as possible to safely assess damage and make repairs.




Safety first

  • Never touch downed power lines because they might be energized. Stay at least 35 feet away from any downed line and call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.
  • Do not use charcoal or a gas grill to cook indoors.
    Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating source.
    This can cause a buildup of poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
  • If you choose to use a portable home generator, read the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe operation of the generator.
    Do not operate generators indoors or in enclosed spaces to avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide.
  • If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials
  • Always use flashlights instead of candles.

If you are without power, remember:

  • Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.
  • If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials.
  • Always use flashlights instead of candles.

Repairs at SE 96th ST, Snoqualmie

Visit PSE on Flickr for images of storm
damage and repairs.

alert

Safety first. Never touch or go within 35 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.

If you are without power, remember:

  • Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.
  • If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials.
  • Always use flashlights instead of candles.

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