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.
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.