Longbranch Power Outage Make for Cozy Saturday Morning

Crews from the Peninsula Light Co. replace a power pole downed by a large branch from a tree on the intersection of Rouse Road and Key Peninsula Highway in Longbranch, Washington, Saturday.
Crews from the Peninsula Light Co. replace a power pole downed by a large branch from a tree on the intersection of Rouse Road and Key Peninsula Highway in Longbranch, Washington, Saturday.
Longbranch was without power for nearly 12 hours as rain continued to fall in the Puget Sound.
Longbranch was without power for nearly 12 hours as rain continued to fall in the Puget Sound.

After almost three full days of rain, the pond is swollen and the woods bloated.

The ducks are happy, and the hummingbirds are still out fighting for every drop of sugar from the feeder sitting outside our window.

Good thing the air has not turned frosty for the winter. Except the weight of November’s rain finally snapped a few trees to submission.

At 2 a.m. Saturday, the southern tip of the Key Peninsula lost power. 

An hour later, three Peninsula Light Co. crews arrived on the scene of a large tree branch that knocked down a power pole on the intersection of Rouse Road and Key Peninsula Highway.

“Crews had to replace a broken pole in Longbranch, the reason for the longer restoration time,” says a post on the power cooperative’s Facebook page.

The company estimated power would be restored by 8 a.m. Nearly 12 hours later, at 1:40 p.m., my Lovely Bride lets me know power was back.

Losing power Saturday night did make things a lot cozier in our homestead.

My Lovely Bride simply stayed under the sheets and read her book all morning.

I drove down to Lulu’s Homeport for coffee and breakfast. She ate in bed, sharing some of her poached eggs with the Goofy Golden Doodle.

So goes life in our neck in the woods.

Good morning Longbranch.

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