Puget Sound Energy
A man who apparently intended to steal wire was nearly electrocuted early Wednesday when he cut a copper wire on top of a high-voltage transformer at a Puget Sound Energy substation, officials said
An explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday
A Puget Sound Energy spokesman says the utility hopes to have most of the out-of-service customers in King and Pierce counties back on line Tuesday.
Customers of Puget Sound Energy who are without power for five full days are entitled to a $50 credit on their bill.
About 250,000 electric customers around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia were without power Friday because of a winter storm that coated much of Washington state in ice, swelled Oregon rivers and brought the expectation of more flooding in both states with warmer temperatures and rain.