Power back on in Bayview, Freeland

The lights are back on in Bayview and Freeland, following a one-hour outage that left businesses and homes without power at roughly 10 a.m. Thursday.

Multiple outages have been reported across the South End since Wednesday night, caused by high winds that have knocked trees into power lines.

Power was also reported out this morning in Langley.

Neil Colburn, owner of Neil's Clover Patch Cafe, said he had to close his restaurant this morning in Bayview when the lights went out.

"Island County Health [Department] says no power, we're closed. So we closed," Colburn said, adding that the cafe had also lost power for about five minutes before 5 a.m. Thursday.

Customers were in the restaurant at the time.

The power came back on at approximately 11:10 a.m. Thursday.

Despite the disruption, Colburn said Puget Sound Energy's work crews have been quick to restore power once it has gone out.

"Actually, I think they have been doing a good job considering the amount of windstorms this month," he said.

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