** 9PM: Heard from a reader that Highway 202 between Snoqualmie and Fall City is now open **
** 8PM: Downtown Snoqualmie back in the land of power! **
** 5:15PM: Deer Park, Ironwood, Woody Creek and Eagle Point Back up. Downtown Snoqualmie still out **
** 4:50PM: No power yet to Deer Park area of Snoqualmie Ridge or downtown Snoqualmie. South of Snoqualmie Parkway on different power grid. I think they give power grids that serve largest numbers of customers priority. **
** 4PM: Power on to area of Snoqualmie Ridge north of Snoqualmie Parkway. **
** 3:45PM: Uncle Si’s Pizza on Snoqualmie Ridge got bigger generator and is open ONLY for delivery and take out unless full power restored. It is best to call vs. online ordering. 396-7975 **
** 3:40PM: For those with power restored but no Comcast service: A reader reported calling Comcast this afternoon and was told they are down to one generator and until they get others going there is no tv. They hope to be up by tomorrow. **
** 2PM: PSE says it currently has two helicopters flying over transmission lines assessing damage and anticipates restoring power to large groups of customers today, 1/21. **
** 1PM: Downtown North Bend and other areas of North Bend including Forrester Woods, New Si View, Riverbend, Mt. Si Road have power restored. **
** 11:50AM: Hearing reports of power coming back on in parts of North Bend – like Forrester Woods? **
** 11AM: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is closed today and tomrrow, 1/21-1/22, due to power outage. **
** 11AM: Salish Lodge is open and restaurant serving limited menu. No trees blocking 202 until after the Salish so very accessible. Snoqualmie Casino restaurant is operating a full buffet – only fancy restaurant is not operating. **
** 9:45AM: Power crews currently working on damaged transmission lines that fell across Snoqualmie Parkway at Fisher Creek on Thursday. Lines removed from Parkway yesterday, but repairs still needed. Multiple bucket trucks on site. **
** 9:30AM: For Centurytel Fiber Optic DSL Customers: If you have generator power you should have WiFi/Internet Service. If it isn’t working make sure you powered your garage outlets. Then find a garage outlet/switch with a reset button and press it to reset the outlets. This is our trick to getting the modem fired up and connected. We have to do this each time we re-fuel the generator **
** 9AM: Snoqualmie Valley YMCA will be open as an emergency shelter until power is restored. Heat, charging stations, shoot hoops, play board games. Need to bring own bedding if staying overnight. **
** 9AM: Snoqualmie Ridge Gateway Gas DID get fuel shipment last night. On generators and have fuel. Limited groceries as well. Historic Snoqualmie Gas Station also has fuel **
** 9AM: Snoqualmie Ridge IGA open probably until dark. No cold or frozen food available. North Bend Safeway and QFC open and on generators. **
** 9AM: Boxley’s Restaurant in North Bend possibly open. **
Puget Sound Energy says as of 6AM, Saturday, 1/21, approximately 205,000 customers are still without power. 188 power line crews, along with crew coordinators and damage assessors, nearly 900 people, are making repairs and restoring power. More crews are coming in from out of state to help with the restoration efforts; making 200 crews working on repairs today. Because of the extent of the damage and continuing poor weather conditions, PSE now estimates some areas will be without power until Monday or Tuesday. Here is the full PSE press release.
As of last night, Highway 202 was still closed at the Salish in Snoqualmie to Fall City due to trees in the roadway. Highway 18 is still closed from milepost 16/ SE 231st to I-90 in Snoqualmie. Snoqualmie Parkway re-opened last night. PSE crews might need to reduce lanes for repairs, but it is accessible.
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is still open as an emergency shelter – heat, showers, charging stations. Bring your own bedding, food and drink. Tune to Snoqualmie/North Bend Emergency Radio at AM 1650 for continuing storm/ power outage updates. Snoqualmie’s Emergency Operations Center is open. You can reach it at 425-888-5911. Use 911 for true emergencies, though.
Gateway Gas on Snoqualmie Ridge ran out of gas last night. They were hoping for a delivery overnight. Snoqualmie Ridge IGA is open, but no frozen and cold products are available. Uncle Si’s Pizza is hoping to open today. Finaghty’s has a generator and open regular hours. They have WiFi, limited menu and drinks. Ridge Fitness is open on limited basis from 10 – 3PM. Kelly Saunders is leading a special Zumba class at 10:30AM for those needing exercise and out of their homes.
Here is the latest Snoqualmie weather forecast including any weather warnings. Wind and Flood Advisories are still in place. Be careful. The weather is still nasty. Snow is still on the ground. Clear storm drains if you see pooling and can help.
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