The Snohomish County Public Utility District reported about 17,500 customers with outages Friday evening, saying the maintenance work will last into Sunday.

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Maintenance workers plan to work into the weekend to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses, days after violent storms toppled trees and took out power lines across the region.

As of Friday evening, Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) estimated about 17,500 outages, a 4,500 decrease from earlier in the day. Puget Sound Energy reported fewer than 850 customers, half the number the utility said Friday morning.

Snohomish PUD on Twitter on Friday evening said 88 crews with more than 500 workers were working to fix the remaining outages, and the effort will continue into Sunday.

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Three people were struck by trees and killed in Tuesday’s windstorm. Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to speed recovery. More than 300,000 people lost power across the region.