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2 downed power poles lie across Mountain View Road after falling during a windstorm with gusts over 50mph (November 17, 2020). Photo courtesy of Tatiana Stone

Downed power poles result in Mountain View Road closure during windstorm

FERNDALE, Wash. — Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters were dispatched about 10:35am today, November 17th, to a report of downed power poles in the area west of Elder Road on Mountain View Road.

A reader sent in photos showing the 2 poles lying across the road and wires on the ground.

Wind gusts above 50mph have been reported in the Ferndale area since 9:30am with a few at about 60mph.

As of 11:50am, the road remained closed.

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Puget Sound Energy reported 32 customers were without power in the area since 10:35am and a total of over 6500 throughout Puget Sound as a result of the windstorm.

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