(SCROLL DOWN for new photos, updates … EARLIER COVERAGE from morning/early pm can be seen here)
We’re launching a new report here (see the previous six hours of as-it-happened coverage here) with several updates:
*National Weather Service has now upped our area to “high wind warning” status until 4 pm – warning of gusts up to 60 mph (which Alki Point has seen already) – with the lower-level “wind advisory” remaining in effect until 8 pm
*Mayor McGinn‘s 2:30 pm “town hall” at Delridge Branch Library is canceled because of the power outage caused by the pole problem seen in the photo above (thanks to Anne at Ventana Construction [WSB sponsor] for sending it – shortly afterward, we went through the area and saw City Light working on repairs. Delridge was closed southbound at the time but the crew appeared to be wrapping up.
*Via Twitter, Cam reports a broken/wobbling pole just north of The Junction, with Seattle Police closing Andover between California and 42nd – similar problem is affecting Dakota (many people have been messaging us to ask about this).
*Some in North Delridge and on Pigeon Point who had been without power the past couple hours have just reported they’re back.
*The wind is wreaking havoc with fences in some spots -
(added) That photo was taken at a home along Erskine Way.
Thanks for the storm reports – 206-293-6302 (text or voice) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org – more to come.
2:39 PM UPDATE: The photo above is from SW Dakota at California, blocked off because of downed lines. Any place you see police/yellow tape, today it’s more likely to be that type of problem than a crime scene. Meantime, we’ve just received photos of somebody going surfing near Alki Point – first photo is from John Legge:
Bryan Jones says the surfer caught at least one wave, briefly, not long after this:
3:29 PM UPDATE: Two updates with photos shared via the WSB Facebook page – Trileigh Tucker reports trees down inside Lincoln Park, blocking paths in some cases:
And from “Mt. Hood’s Most Wanted” – the aforementioned surfer, actually catching a wave:
Some West Seattleites are still without power – the biggest pocket, as shown on the Seattle City Light outage map, appears to be in the Lowman Beach vicinity. City Light says it’s hoping to have three-fourths of those without power around its service area – North Seattle’s been hit the hardest – back by 8 pm.
4 PM UPDATE: Traffic note, though we’re not sure if it’s storm-related – southbound I-5 at the West Seattle Bridge exit, there’s a one-vehicle rollover; scanner traffic indicates no one’s hurt.
5:35 PM UPDATE: The alerts/advisories have all expired – our area is now “in the clear” on the National Weather Service/Seattle home-page map. However, the Lowman Beach/north Lincoln Park area outage isn’t fixed yet. And that’s brought a generator to Lowman Beach’s Murray Pump Station:
We’re checking with the county to see if there was any overflow because of the outage.
7:01 PM UPDATE: Just went around to see how things looked as night fell. Dusk at Constellation Park – still blustery/choppy, as our quick Instagram clip shows:
A section of south Gatewood Hill was still out, with traffic lights dark lining both sides of California SW for a few blocks. That part of the outage isn’t shown on the official map, though.
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