1 killed by falling tree as windstorm batters Western Washington Tuesday

A man was killed by a falling tree Tuesday afternoon as a windstorm battered Western Washington causing more than 100,000 people to lose power.

According to Anne Nesbit with Key Peninsula Fire, a tree fell on a person who was clearing his driveway in the 12300 block of 160th Ave. NW along the Key Peninsula Highway.

Few details about the incident were immediately known. The victim has not been identified.

More than 100,000 customers of Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light and Snohomish County Public Utility District had their power go out as of Tuesday afternoon, according to outage maps on the utilities’ websites.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of Tuesday around Puget Sound and on the Washington coast. Southwest winds this afternoon could reach 30 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

According to Puget Sound Energy at 9 p.m., approximately 36,000 customers remained without power tonight. In Snohomish County, 2,685 customers remain without power. 

Peninsula Light officials say the majority of Keycenter/Glencove area has power restored by 10 p.m. Crews will continue on-site repairs to damaged powerlines in the Bliss Cochrane. Approximately 220 customers remain without power tonight.


Click on each utility company to see outage maps: 

Puget Sound Energy

Seattle CIty Light

Snohomish County PUD

Tacoma Power

Peninsula PUD

Portland General Electric in Oregon was reporting about 1,000 customers without power Tuesday afternoon. That number had dropped by half later in the day.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.