Update: West Seattle power outage in Upper Alki

November 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm | In Utilities, West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 9 Comments

1:19 PM: Getting multiple reports that the electricity is out in the Upper Alki area, just after a loud noise. Some of the reports mention 53rd SW. Nothing official from Seattle City Light yet – be sure to call them if you’re out, at 206-684-7400; they might not know otherwise.

1:43 PM UPDATE: The outage is now on the SCL map (screengrab above), which says 187 customers (one residence or business is considered a “customer”) are affected. One of them, Michael, tells us SCL told him by phone that a crew’s on the way and they’re estimating two to four hours for restoration (keep in mind early estimates can be wildly wrong since the official cause isn’t even known yet).

2:38 PM UPDATE: The cause is now described on the outage map as “bird/animal.”

4:25 PM UPDATE: The outage no longer shows on the SCL map. Let us know if you DON’T have your power back!


  1. Heard a loud bang and then the lights flickered, but still have power on 54th pl.

    Comment by Scotter — 1:30 pm November 24, 2013 #

  2. No problem on 53rd between Dakota and Andover.

    Comment by GAnative — 1:36 pm November 24, 2013 #

  3. This afternoon, my wife and I were walking on Alki when we heard a loud report: similar to the Seafair Pirates’ cannon being fired.

    Must have been a transformer blowing up.

    Comment by macdanny — 2:18 pm November 24, 2013 #

  4. no power on 52nd.

    Comment by rain — 2:41 pm November 24, 2013 #

  5. the funeral for the “bird/animal” will be when?

    Comment by JanS — 4:02 pm November 24, 2013 #

  6. The power went out for me 10 min ago in Fremont, Seattle. The traffic lights are out too

    Comment by Laura — 1:35 pm November 25, 2013 #

  7. Apparently it’s a big outage, 10,000 homes/businesses or so in Fremont, Ballard, Queen Anne …

    Comment by WSB — 1:47 pm November 25, 2013 #

  8. Was it determined what caused the outage?

    Comment by Mike Boyle — 8:22 pm November 25, 2013 #

  9. Bird and crossed wires, with fuse blowing to protect what was down the line, per City Light tweet this morning. Sorry, meant to add it here. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:02 pm November 25, 2013 #

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