Monday windstorm caused widespread power outages, downed trees

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Chelan County PUD file photo

For the second day in a row, windstorms caused widespread power outages and falling trees in North Central Washington.

In Chelan County, power was out for several hours for about 350 customers in the Manson area Monday evening.

Earlier in the afternoon, there were a pair of power outages in the south shore area of Lake Wenatchee that affected about 450 Chelan PUD customers.

In Grant County. crews scrambled to address multiple power outages throughout the county, including in the Moses Lake, George and Royal Slope areas.

In Okanogan County, a toppled tree blocked both lanes of Highway 153 near Benson Creek Drive for several hours while further south both a tree and irrigation wheel line had to be cleared from the highway.

In the same area, Okanogan County PUD had to replace two power poles that fell and knocked out power to the area for several hours.

Power also went out briefly in the Pateros and Tonasket areas.