Winds knock out power for thousands in western Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of Puget Sound Energy customers lost power as a cold front moved through western Washington. Nearly 30,000 customers were experiencing power outages at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to Puget Sound Energy. The National Weather Service said wind gusts of 40-50 mph were possible for portions of Puget Sound into Saturday. The colder air, wind and snow in the mountains comes on the heels of heavy rains that were continuing to cause flooding, evacuations and damage throughout Washington and Oregon.