MUKILTEO, Wash., May 16, 2021 – Today at 2:52 p.m. an equipment failure led to a citywide blackout in Mukilteo impacting 10,141 customers. 

By 4:12 p.m. power was restored to 93% or 9,463 customers. During the 80-minute citywide blackout in Mukilteo, many residents took the opportunity to hit the trails and/or go on a walk of their neighborhood. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson asked that residents remain calm, stay cool and hydrated.

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Snohomish PUD outage map at the peak of the Mukilteo citywide blackout on May 16, 2021.

As of 6:05 p.m., 57 customers in the Picnic Point area remain without power which should be restored no later than 8 p.m. today.

Aaron with Snohomish County PUD confirmed with the Lynnwood Times that the high stack failure was a result of an equipment failure and not a cyberattack. On May 7, Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile fuel pipeline from Texas to New Jersey, was shut down due to a ransomware attack. Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to cybercriminals to unlock its systems.

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Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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