Strong winds uproot trees, knock out utilities over weekend

A tree downed in front of Mountlake Terrace High School.
A tree downed in front of Mountlake Terrace High School.

Fierce winds blew through Mountlake Terrace on Saturday, leaving scattered damage in parks, school grounds, and on the private property of homeowners. Utility crews spent much of the weekend making repairs, while school and city crews would be getting to work in dealing with issues left from the storm beginning on Monday.

According to the Weather Channel website, winds in Mountlake Terrace were sustained at 35 mph, with gusts as high as 53 mph.

It was reported that a power pole was damaged north of the city’s Town Center District on 58th Avenue West on Saturday morning, causing an outage to a number of Snohomish County PUD customers. Crews repaired the damage and restored power later in the day.

Comcast crews were still restoring cable to customers in the city on Sunday afternoon. One crew was seen on the 22800 block of 65th Place West around 4 p.m.

Jack Long Park, 22106-58th Ave. W., may have been the hardest hit of Mountlake Terrace parks, with a number of large limbs downed during the storm. A small tree was uprooted near the front of Mountlake Terrace High School.

The 10-day forecast for early November calls for much calmer weather throughout the area, with partly cloudy skies and some showers.

— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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