Puget Sound Energy may give $50 credit for outage

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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 11:04 AM
Puget Sound Energy may give $50 credit for outage

Customers of Puget Sound Energy who are without power for five full days are entitled to a $50 credit on their bill.

Spokeswoman Gretchen Aliabadi says those people should contact customer service. It's likely to add to the expense of the outage which she says is already costing the utility tens of millions of dollars.

As of Monday morning, 53,000 homes and businesses are still without power from last week's snow and ice storms in Western Washington. PSE says major repairs have mostly been made and now it's down to restoring a few customers at a time.

The utility has 280 line crews and a total of about 2,000 people working on repairs. It could take until the middle of the week to get everyone back on line.