Snoqualmie Valley Power Outage Update – Saturday, January 21st

**  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 gridI 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. **

Wow.  Absence does make the heart grow fonder.  As we enter day three without power, here is your daily update Snoqualmie.  New updates will again be added as the day progresses.

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.

If you have any new information, please leave a comment here.  Thanks!

Comments

  1. Did PSE happen to mention which areas will be out that long?

    • No they didn’t. Just a vague, kind of area-wide, blanket response in their latest press release. I will see what else I can find out from city officials in a little bit. During the bad outage in 2006, the mayor was informed when our power restoration was getting close. Yesterday he hadn’t heard anything from what I can tell.

    • Is there any news on Fall City and surrounding area towards Snoqualmie?

  2. Thanks for the constant updates. Reading this site from my phone has been my only saving grace throughout this mess. Thank you!

  3. Chris Burnham says

    Thanks for compiling the updates in a timely manner. I’ve been turning to your page first for the latest news. I’m glad I found you! You’ve made it much easier to understand what’s going on with restoring our power.

    I’ve been traveling to Issaquah each day to charge my devices and lantern. Things are NOTICEABLY better today. Roads are clear, some of the flooding in Issaquah has subsided and things just seem back to normal here. I’m hopefully the break in weather and the melt-off will expedite everyone getting power back sooner rather than later.

    • You are very welcome. Thanks for the road updates. You can also charge everything at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA if you don’t feel like driving to Issaquah. Fingers crossed we have power this weekend!

  4. Does the Aster Creek neighborhood in Snoqualmie Ridge have power yet?

  5. Fisher Park/Woody Creek is back up! Yahoo!!!!

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