Now this is November -- windstorm batters region

Now this is November -- windstorm batters region
SEATTLE -- What seemed like an innocuous storm instead packed quite a wallop as strong winds rolled through Western Washington Monday.

Gusts were over 60 mph in some spots, knocking trees over, and cutting power to over 150,000 customers across the region.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were briefly closed Monday evening at milepost 239 due to downed trees across the roadway.

And strong winds tore off the scaffolding of an apartment building in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.

"I saw it started coming away from the building," said building owner Ron Bryan. "It came down very quickly. Within a half an hour, it went from being a concern to being in the street."

In Oso, a truck caught on fire when it came in contact with downed power lines after being battered by toppling trees near Ramstad Road and Highway 530 near Oso. The father and son who were inside the truck managed to escape without injuries.

In Seattle, 17,000 City Light customers were dark, with the largest outages reported in West Seattle and Rainier Valley, according to Seattle City Light (View Seattle power outage map).

Tacoma Power reported 54,000 out, while Puget Sound Energy says 45,000 of their customers were without power. Meanwhile, Snohomish County PUD says they had over 20,000 people in the dark in scattered outages through the county. Peninsula Light Company says 26,000 people are without power.

Grays Harbor PUD reported an outage impacting about 516 customers in the Oakville area while Mason Co. PUD had about 300-400 scattered outages.

The strongest gust so far was 61 mph in Oak Harbor. Here are some other gusts from the night:

Oak Harbor: 61 mph Port Angeles: 60 mph North Bend: 60 mph Anacortes: 57 mph Alki Beach Light: 53 mph Tacoma: 51 mph Port Townsend: 50 mph Seattle (Sea-Tac): 49 mph Gig Harbor: 49 mph Shelton: 49 mph 520 Bridge: 46 mph West Point/Magnolia: 46 mph Olympia: 45 mph Edgewater: 45 mph Boeing Field: 44 mph University of Washington: 41 mph Bellingham: 39 mph Everett: 38 Friday Harbor: 38 mph Renton: 37 mph

A high-wind warning was in effect through 1 a.m. for the greater areas of Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Oak Harbor, Anacortes, and all of Whidbey, Camano and San Juan Islands and western Skagit County.

A lesser Wind Advisory is in effect from Marysville south through Olympia and points east through 1 a.m. for gusts to 50 mph through 1 a.m.

Gusty winds will continue through the early morning hours then taper off.

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