Thousands of students got an early Thanksgiving break when a transformer failed early Wednesday, affecting a huge swatch of Lewis County.
Power was restored about 7 a.m., according to KIRO TV, but school already had been canceled in Centralia, Chehalis, Adna, Boistfort, Winlock, Toledo and Napavine districts. Evaline School District schools ran an hour late.
About 4:30 a.m., much of the county went dark after a transformer at a Chehalis substation failed, knocking out power to Lewis County PUD and Centralia City Light customers, KIRO reported, citing a source at Bonneville Power.
Live 95 radio in Centralia confirmed outages in Centralia, Chehalis, Napavine, Winlock, Onalaska and Morton.