(EDITOR’S NOTE: This was our coverage from 8 am until almost 2 pm; our current storm report is here)
(Thanks to Michael de Haan for the whitecaps/falling-leaves view of Elliott Bay!)
8:05 AM: If you’ve looked, or been, outside, you know the wind has kicked up as predicted. The alert from the National Weather Service is still a “wind advisory,” in effect until 8 pm, with sustained wind expected up to about 35 mph out of the south-southwest, gusts to 45 or so. We’ll update if the forecast changes; please let us know if there’s major weather-related trouble where you are, or if any scheduled events are canceled/postponed by the weather – 206-293-6302 text or voice if it’s urgent, email@example.com otherwise. Thanks!
8:30 AM UPDATE: Getting the first power-outage reports of the day – so far, from Highland Park, from Puget Ridge, from Riverview. Traffic light is reported out at 8th/Roxbury. (As of 8:45 am, these outages are NOT yet on the City Light map; please be sure to call SCL if you’re out.)
9 AM UPDATE: City Light says the outages are at least in part related to a vehicle hitting a pole. A commenter says that crash is on Highland Park Way. More than 2,000 homes/businesses affected so far. Meantime, weather readings at the top of the hour include a 52-mph gust at Alki Point (K91S on this list).
9:13 AM UPDATE: 1-car crash reported on the northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct @ Seneca offramp. Per scanner, the Seneca offramp will be closed for a while because of it.
9:27 AM UPDATE: The outage is now on City Light’s map; screengrab above. Though they are referring to it as “Delridge,” that’s only in the sense of the city’s description of ALL of east West Seattle as “Delridge” – the outage areas, as already mentioned here, are east of Delridge. Meantime, we found the crash that is blamed for at least some of the outage – it’s in the 7000 block of Highland Park Way:
9:40 AM UPDATE: Beth says the Admiral Way exit off the bridge is closed. Don’t know why – we’re monitoring scanner and other channels, haven’t heard anything.
10:08 AM UPDATE: If you’re reading this on your phone, here’s the mobile link to the City Light outage map. Note that the 2,000+ customers without power in our area stretch past Roxbury into White Center. We’ve just been down to Alki Point, which is recording the strongest wind:
Also note that the hardy cleanup crew along the bike trail beneath the bridge IS out – we found them too! Our event list for the day has been delayed because of storm coverage but our calendar is open 24/7.
10:47 AM UPDATE: Power flickers at 41st/Genesee, according to @JunctionMeg via Twitter. City Light map, meantime, shows most of the West Seattle/White Center outage zone no longer out, confirming what commenters are saying (but let us know if you’re experiencing otherwise!).
11:24 AM UPDATE: Scattered outages continue to happen – just received e-mail about power just going out in the West Marginal/17th SW vicinity. Shortly thereafter, also heard from Lowman Beach and Pigeon Point, where Pete Spalding reports, “We have lived in our house for 14 years this month and for the very first time we have lost power.”
11:48 AM UPDATE: Part of North Delridge, too. And a reminder – don’t assume somebody already called in your outage; City Light requests calls at 206-684-7400 or 206-684-3000. Also out, part of east Gatewood, per commenter Tony. The City Light map doesn’t appear to have caught up with the latest West Seattle outage reports yet, so be cautious in using it to judge where you should travel. Also, if you aren’t tracking citywide reports, the 520 bridge is closed because of big waves. *added* Also, reports of wires down in the 6700 block of Murray near Lowman Beach, plus 14th/Holly.
12:24 PM UPDATE: Per scanner, traffic signal at Delridge/Oregon is out.
1:57 PM UPDATE: We’ve just launched an afternoon report with new developments – please go here for further updates and to share comments from here on out – thanks!
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