Power outages, collisions stack up as storm hits Thurston County

911 dispatchers, firefighters, medics, and police officers in Thurston County had a busy day Wednesday as the rain poured and the wind blew. The weather caused plenty of issues with trees into power lines, blown transformers, and several collisions, mostly on I-5.

The most serious of the collisions seemed to be a rollover which occurred on the I-5 southbound off ramp to N 2nd Ave SW at exit 103 around 2:30 pm. One vehicle was upside down on the ramp and firefighters had to extricate a trapped occupant. Nobody was seriously injured.

Other collisions occurred near MP 88 in Grand Mound, and MP 111 and 113 in Lacey.

Power outages were also reported. The largest of these outages was in the area of Mud Bay and Delphi Rd west of Olympia which affected around 900 customers. Puget Sound Energy said they estimated that power to be restored by 5:30 pm.

Other power outages were reported across the county, mostly impacting 25 customers or less.

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