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Thousands still without power, including in Thurston County

After a weekend snowstorm, Thurston County cleans up just in time for round two

Using two cranes, a crew from Ron's Stump Removal & Tree Service, LLC remove several large branches from a 100-foot Red Oak tree in the 1400 block of Legion Way in Olympia Sunday after a nearby resident discovered several large cracks.
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Using two cranes, a crew from Ron's Stump Removal & Tree Service, LLC remove several large branches from a 100-foot Red Oak tree in the 1400 block of Legion Way in Olympia Sunday after a nearby resident discovered several large cracks.

After a record snowstorm slammed Western Washington Friday and Saturday, the major power utility in the region still was working to restore power Sunday morning.

Puget Sound Energy announced on its outage map Sunday that it had restored power to about 115,000 customers, but that about 20,000 customers still were without power.

According to the utility’s outage map, many of those customers are in Thurston County, including in Lacey and northwest Olympia. In some cases, according to the map data, power won’t be restored until Monday.

Some outages are still being reported in east Pierce County, but power appeared largely restored in the Tacoma and Seattle areas. Outages dot Vashon Island, the Everett area and Whatcom County, according to PSE.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.
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