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Posted on: January 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Power Outage Update #1 for City of Snoqualmie (01/13/21, 1 p.m.)

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Info and Updates

  • The storm produced extensive damage to the electric system. 
  • PSE is working to bring in out-of-area crews. 
  • Helicopters for damage assessment are going to fly when it’s daylight. 
  • There is no estimated time for power restoration at this time.

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, as unsafe weather remains an issue. Unsafe weather and road conditions can slow these efforts. 

We (PSE) understand how difficult it is to be without power - especially with so many of our customers working from home and/or navigating remote learning. Our crews will work as quickly as they can to safely assess damage and make repairs to equipment. 

Where to Get Power Outage Updates
@PSETalk (Twitter)
myPSE app

Report Downed Power Lines to PSE
1-888-225-5773 or 911
TTY 1-800-962-9498
TRS 1-866-831-5161

City of Snoqualmie Info and Updates

Please be prepared for a potential multi-day power outage.

Driving and 4-Way Stops

Consider intersections four-way stops if stoplights are not working, including on Snoqualmie Parkway. This will allow cars on side streets to access Snoqualmie Parkway safely. 

Safety – Important! 

  • 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. 
  • Never use a natural gas range for heating.
  • Never use propane or charcoal to cook inside.
  • Use flashlights instead of candles.
  • Have an AM radio and extra batteries on hand.
  • More safety tips can be found at

Road Closures

  • Reinig Road at 396th: Water over roadway
  • Millpond Road: Tree leaning on powerlines
  • Park Street between Schusman and Meadowbrook Way: Tree in roadway
  • Park St between Schulman and Meadowbrook (tree in rd.)

Local Transportation
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation ( is operating but with various detours and reroutes due to downed trees throughout the valley. Office phones are not working;; call 425-531-3815 to reserve or cancel door-to-door rides. 

City Communications

  • Twitter (@SnoqualmieGov) will be the main communication outlet. Due to internet access issues, email may be sporadic.
  • General questions:
  • Call 911 for emergencies. 
  • Sign up for ALERT King County for local and regional emergency alerts.

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Joan Pliego, PIO
City of Snoqualmie



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