La Conner darkened by weekend power outages
November 15, 2023
It’s long been said that two things in life are certain – death and taxes.
Now a third certainty can be added to the list: high winds in November leading to power outages in and around La Conner.
A year almost to the day after a windstorm knocked out power for local Puget Sound Energy customers, gusts exceeding 60 mph Friday night led to extended outages from southeastern Fidalgo Island across Swinomish Channel to the Skagit River at Fir Island.
Some households reported a literal “on again, off again” experience with their electrical service from Friday night until late Saturday...