Utility officials say the crew’s equipment caused an electric arc from an underground power line.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says copper thieves damaged regulators and knocked out power in Elwha Valley.
The stormy weather has blown out of Washington, leaving tens of thousands of residents without power.
Frigid wind gusts that knocked trees onto power lines in western Washington were easing Wednesday, but the cold lingered, with a chance of snow Thursday south of Olympia and south of Interstate 90 in eastern Washington, forecasters said.
Utility crews worked Sunday to restore electricity to thousands of residents after a windstorm downed trees and knocked out power lines in the Pacific Northwest
A ferry carrying hundreds of passengers on the Washington State Ferries’ busiest route lost power Tuesday afternoon
Almost 10,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers in Washington County were without power thanks to a squirrel.
Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.
A Clallam County man was arrested Friday after driving a bulldozer into four homes in Port Angeles, managing to knock one off its foundation.
High winds early Monday have knocked out power for about 8,000 Puget Sound Energy customers in south King County and Thurston County.