Thousands without power in Bellingham on Wednesday night

Several thousand Puget Sound Energy customers in Bellingham were without power Wednesday night, Oct. 9, according to the company’s power outage map. PSE reported power was restored by 9:15 p.m.

Power went out to about 5,000 customers in the Roosevelt neighborhood about 7:45 p.m. The PSE map said power was expected to return by 10 p.m. The cause of the outage was listed as equipment failure.

Outages for a handful of customers in the Silver Beach and Lettered Streets were reported about the same time.

The Roosevelt outage area was generally bounded by Mt. Baker Highway, Electric Avenue, Iowa Street and Grant Street.

Julie Shirley directs news coverage for The Bellingham Herald and has been the executive editor since 2003. She’s been an editor in Florida, California and Washington since 1979.