power outages http://www.kplu.org en Power crews work around the clock to restore electricity http://www.kplu.org/post/power-crews-work-around-clock-restore-electricity <p>Puget Sound Energy&nbsp; crews working to restore power say they haven&#39;t slept much.&nbsp; On Tuesday afternoon, Rob Brackman, who was redirecting traffic while other workers strung new power lines near Dash Point Road and Redondo Way, said he&#39;d&nbsp; had just 15 hours of sleep since Friday morning.&nbsp; But, he says he&#39;s been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:54:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 3910 at http://www.kplu.org Power crews work around the clock to restore electricity Utility crews struggling to keep up with ice storm http://www.kplu.org/post/utility-crews-struggling-keep-ice-storm <p>Upwards of 250,000 homes served by Puget Sound Energy are without power &ndash; and some of the outages are expected to last a long as 4 days. Two of the region&#39;s other utilities were also reporting outages, bringing the total to about 280,000.</p><p>The ice storm is causing road closures and power outages all over the region.</p><p>Pierce, Thurston and Northeast King County are hardest hit.</p><p>As wet snow melts and then re-freezes, its weight is breaking tree limbs near roads or pulling entire trees out of the ground.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:45:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3839 at http://www.kplu.org Utility crews struggling to keep up with ice storm Cooking in a power outage http://www.kplu.org/post/cooking-power-outage <p>A lot of folks around these parts lately have become experts at cooking during a power outage. A listener asked Nancy and Dick to offer their own tips on making do when the juice shuts off. &nbsp;</p><p>This week's Food for Thought makes sure your covered when the lights go out.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:18:24 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 443 at http://www.kplu.org Cooking in a power outage The lights are on again at Northgate Mall http://www.kplu.org/post/lights-are-again-northgate-mall <p>A fallen tree knocked out power to Northgate Mall and 3,000 homes and business at noon today. &nbsp; &nbsp;Power was restored to the mall and all but a handful of homes by 1 p.m. &nbsp;You can track outages at City Light's <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/">system status website</a>.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:33:32 +0000 Dave Meyer 314 at http://www.kplu.org The lights are on again at Northgate Mall Most lights on again across San Juan Islands http://www.kplu.org/post/most-lights-again-across-san-juan-islands <p><em>KPLU Staff update at 4:32 pm, Monday</em></p><p>The light are on again for more than 9,000 Orcas Power and Light customers in the San Juan Islands. A late morning outage was caused by a problem at a substation operated by the Bonneville Power Administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.opalco.com/power-information/outages/">In a short statement from Orcas Power and Light's website</a>:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:57:00 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 292 at http://www.kplu.org Most lights on again across San Juan Islands Wednesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-0 <p>Power outages continue for thousands, Seattle Mayor wants snow response review, and a dedication to the memory of the fallen Lakewood police officers.</p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 14:34:14 +0000 Gary Davis 211 at http://www.kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines Kitsap County power outages continue http://www.kplu.org/post/kitsap-county-power-outages-continue <p><em>Updated 5:30 am, Wed.</em></p><p>More than 39,000 Puget Sound Energy customers are still without power after Monday's snow and winds toppled main transmission lines. <a href="http://www.pse.com/safetyReliability/pseservicealert/Pages/LatestUpdates.aspx">PSE reports</a> &nbsp;most were in Kitsap County. That's where main transmission lines were brought down by trees and strong winds.</p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:23:24 +0000 Gary Davis 207 at http://www.kplu.org Kitsap County power outages continue Tuesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-0 <p>Sunshine for the deep freeze, winds cause power outages, and roads remain a mess.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:11:48 +0000 Gary Davis 201 at http://www.kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines Wind causes power outages, some school closures http://www.kplu.org/post/wind-causes-power-outages-some-school-closures <P>The strong windstorm that blew through western Washington&nbsp;yesterday has left more than 200,000 homes without power.&nbsp;Line&nbsp;crews are on the job this morning throughout the south and central Puget Sound. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:22:17 +0000 Gary Davis 149 at http://www.kplu.org Wind causes power outages, some school closures