Update: Power outage in eastern West Seattle, part of South Park

June 1, 2012 at 10:35 am | In Utilities, West Seattle news | 13 Comments

ORIGINAL 10:35 AM REPORT: Just getting notes from people who live/work in Highland Park. Not sure yet how widespread – it’s not on the Seattle City Light system-status map so we’re checking with them directly.

(Screen grab of affected area – except for Pathfinder, an isolated spot shown on the live map)
10:40 AM: Peter Clarke at Seattle City Light tells us the cause is that branches have fallen onto a line – almost 1,000 homes and businesses are affected. A commenter says Pathfinder K-8 is in the outage zone too. Restoration could take as little as an hour, or up to four hours, according to Clarke, who says a crew is on the way. (The outage is mapped now, too.)

11:07 AM UPDATE: The City Light map shows some spots in South Park are affected too (that’s also been mentioned in discussion on the WSB Facebook page). Pathfinder is apparently an isolated spot in Pigeon Point, which otherwise does not appear to be affected. If you’re in the outage zone, let us know when your power’s back – thanks! (And thanks again to everyone who sent word of this quickly, even before SCL had it mapped.)

11:35 AM UPDATE: Some are apparently back on, per SCL map. We went over to Highland Park Elementary after hearing they had lost power – they are continuing with classes, and all’s well otherwise.

12:02 PM UPDATE: Between the SCL map and comments, sounds/looks like just about everyone is back on. Let us know if you’re not.

13 Comments

  1. Pathfinder is without power as well.

    Comment by Wade — 10:36 am June 1, 2012 #

  2. Thanks, Wade, I just noticed this is being mentioned on the Pigeon Point mail group too – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:38 am June 1, 2012 #

  3. Two power surges near Jefferson Square too. Power is still on here.

    Comment by Garden_nymph — 10:40 am June 1, 2012 #

  4. Lights flickered awhile ago on Genesee Hill too

    Comment by jwws — 10:52 am June 1, 2012 #

  5. Had two power surges here on Morgan-just up from WS Thriftway-but all is well.

    Comment by Anne — 10:54 am June 1, 2012 #

  6. Lights back on near the college;)

    Comment by Cclarue — 10:55 am June 1, 2012 #

  7. Highland Park elementary is without power.

    Comment by HP parent — 11:10 am June 1, 2012 #

  8. Thanks, HPP.

    Comment by WSB — 11:19 am June 1, 2012 #

  9. Stop lights are 4 way stops people when the power is out! Lots of people not paying attention.

    Comment by coffee — 11:20 am June 1, 2012 #

  10. I don’t want to get excited but it looks like it might be coming back on here in highland park 1 block east of the school.

    Comment by lesley — 11:37 am June 1, 2012 #

  11. Power back at 13th & Cloverdale!

    Comment by Rachel — 11:57 am June 1, 2012 #

  12. What about Concord Elementary in South Park? Funny, no word about the school in South Park my daughter attends.

    Comment by Kelly — 2:17 pm June 1, 2012 #

  13. Kelly – if it was out of power, nobody shared the info with us. We heard from parents @ both Pathfinder and HPark. Is Concord in one of the zones that was on the map above? We did publish an item about the outages on our SP site, http://thesouthparknews.com – for anyone there looking for info, though the South Park effects looked fairly scattered. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 2:32 pm June 1, 2012 #

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