UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

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Photos showing power lines and tree branches down on 1st Ave South near SW 160th Street courtesy Sarah Reay.

The first real fall storm – with gusts up to 44 MPH at Sea-Tac Airport – knocked power out to around 11,000 City Light customers in Burien on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

There were two major outages – the first started just after 5 p.m., affected 3,800, and the second just before 9 p.m. hit 7,200.

Also, downed power lines closed northbound SR 509 near S. Cloverdale late Wednesday afternoon, turning our “secret passageway” into Seattle into a parking lot.

WSDOT said that backups were three miles long.

Also, if you see a downed power line or tree, here’s a list of who to call, courtesy the City of Burien:


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