Bird or animal blamed for north Ferndale power outage

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Puget Sound Energy reports nearly 50 of their customers in an area along the northern half of Pacific Heights Drive lost power this morning due to equipment failure.

Neighbors in the area reported hearing a loud boom just prior to the power going out around 8:30am.

As of 9:20am, PSE’s estimate for restoring power is 11am.

NOTE: This story was updated at 9:45am after PSE revised the cause of the outage from equipment failure to bird or animal.

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Map of area impacted by power outage (July 20, 2018). Source: Puget Sound Energy
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