Maintenance work cuts power on Central Whidbey

Nearly 2,000 Puget Sound Energy customers lost power for more than three hours Wednesday morning.

A Puget Sound Energy spokesperson said that at approximately 8:50 a.m. maintenance crews working at a substation near Coupeville encountered a switching issue that caused a breaker to trip.

PSE confirmed that approximately 1,900 Puget Sound Energy customers in the Coupeville area lost power because of the breaker. It took maintenance crews nearly three hours to repair the problem.

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