Power has been restored to all but 86 PSE customers. The estimated time for restoring power remains 7:30pm.
The cause of the outage is being reported as an equipment failure.
While the cause was initially unknown, the situation is becoming familiar for some neighbors in west Ferndale.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported shortly after 5pm 233 of their customers were without power. Most of the relatively large impacted area (see map) was left without power two days ago and again during a windstorm last October.
As of 5:20pm, the estimated time for restoring power was 7:30pm.
Recent windstorms bringing strong north winds have been responsible for a handful of localized outages lasting several hours over the past few days.