The Clallam PUD outage map at 2:45 pm Saturday.

The Clallam PUD outage map at 2:45 pm Saturday.

UPDATE: Power outages reported in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Hood Canal Bridge reopens

Most electrical power outages on the North Olympic Peninsula were repaired by 2 p.m. Saturday.

High winds created a total of 5,965 outages by 4 p.m. Friday in Clallam County and over 3,700 by 7 p.m. Friday in Jefferson County, according to public utility district spokespeople.

The maximum wind gust overnight Friday was 51 mph at Hurricane Ridge, followed closely by 50 mph gusts at Ellis Mountain near Clallam Bay, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

The Quillayute Airport near Forks recorded a top gust of 47 mph.

The highest wind gust in Port Townsend was recorded as 56 mph, with a 39 mph gust in Port Hadlock and a 35 mph gust in Quilcene.

Wind gusts reached 41 mph in Port Angeles and 35 mph in Sequim.

The highest gusts in the state were recorded at Upper Chinook Pass at 115 mph and 110 mph at Mount Baker.

The Hood Canal Bridge was reopened at 10:43 p.m. Friday night after high winds prompted closures earlier in the day.

Those closures resulted in cancellations of Forks High School basketball games for Friday and the Crescent School District girls’ basketball game in Clallam Bay.

Also postponed was a town hall meeting Friday in Port Angeles, when Congressman Derek Kilmer could not get across the bridge.

Residents of the 6th Congressional District — which includes the North Olympic Peninsula — can join Kilmer on Facebook live at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The stream will be at It will be available on Facebook after the event for those who could not join while it was live.

The weather service expects the wind to subside Saturday evening.

Water was reported over the roadway on state Highway 110 near Mora Road earlier on Saturday but it as cleared by 1:14 p.m, the state Department of Transportation said.

Trees were reported down on U.S. Highway 101 near La Poel Picnic Grounds and near Camp David Road, as well as on state Highway 112 near Gossett Road earlier Saturday, with all resolved by mid-afternoon.

The Hurricane Ridge Road was open on Saturday and was expected to be open today. On Saturday morning, 80 inches — more than six feet — of snow was reported at the ridge’s sensor.

State ferry service between Port Townsend and Coupeville was disrupted by high wind and rough seas. Afternoon sailings were canceled through at least the 2:45 p.m. sailing from Coupeville and more may be canceled, according to Washington State Ferries.

The Coho ferry , which runs between Port Angeles and Victoria, is in dry dock until Feb. 7.

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