- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of people were still without power Monday a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.

Strong winds toppled trees and power lines, temporarily closed major roads and knocked out power to stoplights, complicating the Monday morning commute.

The King County Medical Examiner says 42-year-old Eric Medalle of Seattle died Sunday afternoon when a massive evergreen tree fell on his car in Seward Park in south Seattle. A toddler in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Passenger train service between Seattle and Everett has been temporarily suspended after a mudslide south of Mukilteo covered railroad tracks.

The State Route 520 bridge across Lake Washington reopened Monday morning after being closed overnight so that crews could repair damage from high winds.

Utilities say crews are working to repair down power lines and remove downed trees and other debris.


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