Update: Tree branch blamed for West Seattle power outage that affected 11,000 homes, businesses

(TOPLINE as of 10:15 pm – The last outage pocket in Seaview/north Morgan appears to be back on at last, per comments and tweets. The map below shows outage zone at its peak around 11 am:)

9:43 AM: We’re checking on the extent of the power outage that has just hit areas of West Seattle. Let us know if it’s out where you are. So far we’re hearing from Admiral and The Junction; here in Upper Fauntleroy, our power flickered but did NOT go out. More to come.

9:49 AM UPDATE: First word is that the outage affects more than 4,300 homes and businesses. City Light is estimating 1 pm restoration but PLEASE keep in mind that at this early stage, that is just their guesstimate – not a guarantee, could be earlier, could be later. We’re hearing from people in many more areas, including High Point, North Delridge, and Fairmount Springs – thanks for commenting with your location report; the City Light map wasn’t updated as of a few minutes ago.

9:56 AM UPDATE: City Light now says more than 11,000 homes and businesses are affected. There is no word yet on the cause. We’re now switching our request – let us know if you still HAVE power. (We still do, in Upper Fauntleroy.)

10:11 AM UPDATE: City Light still hasn’t announced what it believes to be the cause. If you see a truck in your area, let us know – 206-293-6302 text or voice. Meantime, please remember that if you have to drive and the light’s out, treat an intersection as a four-way stop!

10:18 AM UPDATE: Just added a screengrab of the outage map that City Light now has up. Also got a text from Katrina, who says SCL told her a transformer blew; the restoration guesstimate is now 1:30 pm, but again – could be earlier, could be later. We’re checking out some areas including The Junction, where one side of California is out, co-publisher Patrick says, and one is not. (California/Alaska photo added:)

10:29 AM UPDATE: Scanner indicates police are assigning traffic-control officers to some key intersections (among them, 35th and Avalon). Keep in mind that by our very rough count, 11,000 homes/businesses would be at least a fourth of every place on the peninsula! If your area is NOT shown in red on the City Light map we added atop this story, let us know – boundaries are often approximate.

10:38 AM UPDATE: Kent from Atomic Boys notes that the Admiral business district DOES have power. Note that these outages can be spotty – Patrick says the light at California/Lander is out.

11:03 AM UPDATE: Still don’t have official word on the cause; we’re still out chasing reports of City Light sightings. Meantime, more businesses are sending word of their status. For example, WSB sponsors Hotwire Coffee in The Junction and Zeek’s Pizza in Morgan say they have power. On Twitter, we’re retweeting updates from other businesses (see our stream at twitter.com/westseattleblog). Melissa at Barnes & Noble says Westwood Village appears to be “untouched by the outage.” We’ve also heard from Tammy at Alki Juice and Java near Seacrest, who says that area is OK. (Other businesses open – especially restaurants/coffee? – let us know. Update: Chaco Canyon Café, WSB sponsor, in The Triangle, has power. And there’s a coupon here too.)

11:11 AM UPDATE: If you are seeing TV helicopters, no, there are no additional incidents – they are just looking for any signs of outage-related trouble that they can see from the air. At least one has already been going around, and we hear via the scanner that another is headed this way.

11:27 AM UPDATE: Cause finally found – tree branch into wire:

We noticed a sudden wind gust shortly before the power flickered here and went out elsewhere. (By the way, if you can’t place 46th/Hanford, here’s a map.)

11:56 AM UPDATE: On Twitter, we’re hearing about some who have lost their cable/Internet services – not 100 percent sure it’s related but anecdotally, seems to happen with major outages. Meantime, co-publisher Patrick is back from the outage epicenter at 46th/47th/Hanford; adding photos above and below this line.

Let us know when your power is BACK! However, we’d still caution that the 1 pm estimate is JUST an estimate – identifying the cause doesn’t mean the fix is simple.

12:36 PM UPDATE: Some power is back in some areas – see comments. Restoring it can be complicated too, with multiple “feeders” involved, so that doesn’t mean everyone will be back immediately – let us know when you are, though! So far, we’ve heard from parts of Junction, Admiral, North Delridge, (added) Alki areas, and (added) Junction businesses, Camp Long area (35th/Dawson) …

12:45 PM UPDATE: Some are reporting Comcast-service restoration too. Thanks, meantime, to EVERYONE who has been sharing information – in the early moments, for reasons as simple as that it meant we knew this was a very big outage, long before City Light information revealed the numbers. Also thanks for photos and info from what turned out to be the origin of the outage in 46th/47th/Hanford area – Kate Kaemerle just sent several photos including this one of the crew installing new poles:

Kate also sent this photo of neighbor Richard Rohde, who she says is holding the apparent culprit branch here:

More reports have come in of areas with restoration, including High Point and Fairmount Park.

1:17 PM UPDATE: Yet more areas continue to get power back. Mark suggested we remind people about food-safety issues caused by the refrigerator being without power for hours – here’s the official government advice.

2:07 PM UPDATE: According to City Light’s map, about 750 homes and businesses are still out – though the map does NOT show some people north of Morgan Junction who say they are too.

2:49 PM UPDATE: City Light just told someone in that general area via Twitter that the estimate remains 3:30 pm for those still out.

3 PM UPDATE: Subsequently, Colleen says in comments that she got an estimate of 9 pm for the California/Juneau pocket. Meanwhile, we asked SCL spokesperson Scott Thomsen to answer the question that many have asked – how can one tree branch leave 11,000 homes/businesses/etc. without power? His reply:

The branch that fell hit a pole carrying two feeder lines (large power lines that carry electricity for about 3,500 customers each).

When it crossed the lines and created a short circuit, the power surge not only tripped the breakers for those two lines, but also tripped the breakers back at the Delridge Substation for the entire feeder bus — a series of connections for five feeder lines. (Imagine a giant power strip where the main plug is the substation, the strip is the bus and each outlet connects to a feeder.)

When all five feeders dropped off, we had about 11,000 customers without power.

4:57 PM UPDATE: Some people just north of Morgan Junction are still out. City Light tells us that if you are, keep calling to be sure they know (and to get the latest on restoration prospects).

7:41 PM UPDATE: Ten hours into the outage, commenters in a few areas – north side of Morgan Junction, west side of High Point, among them – say they’re still out and it’s going to be a while. City Light’s map is not precise, since the utility does not have direct connectivity with all its customers (that “smart meter” system is still in the pipeline).

10:04 PM UPDATE: While City Light declared more than an hour ago that the outage was over, the Morgan Junction-area pocket remained out – until just now.

604 Replies to "Update: Tree branch blamed for West Seattle power outage that affected 11,000 homes, businesses"

  • Delridge mom December 30, 2013 (9:44 am)

    Out in north Delridge

  • kjones December 30, 2013 (9:44 am)

    Up here in the Admiral District, north of Admiral Way, we are sans electric.

  • Meredith December 30, 2013 (9:44 am)

    Out at 46th and Dakota

  • Ttt December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Out in the alaska st west of the junction…

  • Aaron December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Out in the Highpoint neighborhood.

  • Lesley December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Its out on 34th by camp long. First time out in the 4 years we’ve lived here. Can’t currently get through to city light

  • Kathy December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Power is out in n. admiral area.

  • Kayzel December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Power out in High Point.

  • CptnBly December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    We’re near Schmitz Park Elementary – 49th & Hanford. Just hit us.

  • allibabablue December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Were out at 41st and andover.

  • Greta Matassa December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Power out at 48th and andover

  • MercyMoi December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    We’re out in the Alaska Junction. We never lose power.

  • Mary December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Out at 50th and Stevens St

  • Jim puckett December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Out at 4032 47th ave as of 9:35am

  • Kerri MacDonald December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    48th & Charelstown is out.

  • Missmelissa December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    We live on 37th near Dakota and whole block lost power about 5 minutes ago

  • Leah December 30, 2013 (9:45 am)

    We’re on the 5000 block of California, and power’s out.

  • CJ December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    No power in the 6700 block of 42nd ave SW

  • Mike D. December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Out on 23rd SW near Pearls Bubble Tea and Cafe.

  • Amy Eby December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Out at 41st & findlay

  • Elissa December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    It’s out in High Point, on SW Graham St at 30th.

  • Stephanie December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    We’re just south of Madison Middle School and our power is out – Spokane and 46th.

  • Nate December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Flickered powered at Holden and 35th, but my wife said she lost power in Admiral.

  • Colby December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    59th Ave SW, across from the tennis courts are out.

  • Missmelissa December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    We live on 37th near Dakota and whole block lost power about 5 minutes ago.

  • JasonP December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    High Point is out.

  • Brian December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    42nd between Dakota and Andover out

  • Mike D. December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Power is out here; 35th and Avalon. Any word on what the cause is?

  • Terry December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Out here. 44th SW / Holgate.

  • Jon December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    North Delridge

  • ws resident December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Out @ Avalon & Genesee

  • Ctown Clown December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Out at 47th and Charlestown. Glad my UPS kicked in!

  • Nancy Stillger December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Out at 57th ave saw and Admiral

  • Robert December 30, 2013 (9:46 am)

    Power out Fauntleroy and graham.940 am

  • Cat December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Out in North Delridge too…

  • Carrie December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    No power at 4800 block on California Ave SW

  • Kathleen December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Out in the junction/44th.

  • Kirsten December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Power is out near 51st and Admiral.

  • Elaine December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Out @ 38th and dakota.

  • Marco December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    High Point is out.

  • Rob December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    It’s out for us on the block of 48 & Admiral.

  • Francisco December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    No power on 26th and Hudson

  • Darren December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    I am on North Admiral Hill (45th and Walker). Our power is out.

  • Mamart December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    We are at 45th and Admiral, no power.

  • Kat December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Pigeon point / puget ridge area is out. We are on 21st ave

  • Nancy Stillger December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Out at 57th ave sw and Admiral

  • Jeff December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    our power is out at 36th & Dakota

  • Luckie December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    No power in Admiral near PCC.

  • Stephanie December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    It’s out at our house, 40th Ave between Oregon and Genesee.

  • joel December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Power is out at 36th and Dakota

  • Carlye December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Out at Alki…we never lose power down here!!

  • sks December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Power is out in Delridge.

  • Dustin December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    It’s out & Fauntleroy

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Power out 3800 blk of 41st Ave SW.

  • WSMom December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    No power up here on 40th/Dakota.

  • elisa December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    out at 35th & dakota, and below madison middle school

  • bess December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Avalon & Genesee is out.

  • Mark December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Pigeon Point: No juice for you!

  • Karman December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    We are out at 39th and Juneau

  • Kat December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Pigeon point / puget ridge area is out. We are on 21st ave.

  • Carlye December 30, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Out at Alki/56th

  • Michael December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    power out @48th &Dakota.

  • Kate K December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Out at 47th & Genesee near Alaska Junction

  • Emily December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    We’re out at 57th and Admiral.

  • Glen Eppick December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power out on Garlough between Hanford and Stevens.

  • Jessica December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Out in Belvidere near the water tower on Charlestown

  • SD December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    It’s out on Fauntleroy between Raymond and Graham (Morgan Junction area).

  • David Cronshae December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power is out along Alki Ave.

  • Wolfie December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Holgate and California. Looks like Park West is out too

  • Carrie December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    No power 4800 block on California Ave SW

  • Mattie December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power is out on California & Juneau.

  • joel December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power is out at 36th and Dakota.

  • paul December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    The powers out on 48th ave sw

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power out 3800 blk of 41st Ave SW

  • Nadmiral December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power has been out for about 10 mins here in north admiral

  • ATown December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    It’s out by 25th&Hudson (north Delridge)

  • B December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power out at 5300 block of Admiral next to Schmidt Park

  • Junebug December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    No power on 36th between Brandon & Findley, either side if the street. Just went out 5 minutes ago.

  • Gary December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    I live in Youngstown area 26th and Adams and the power just went out.

  • TD December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    It’s out on the 4000 block of 42nd.

  • Anne December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    6500 block of 39 th sw no power

  • kp December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Out in North Delridge

  • Dallas December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    No power at Charlestown and 45th

  • Brittany December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    We’re out in N Delridge, 26th Ave by the play fields.

  • Kevin December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power is out on 34th and Juneau by Camp Long.

  • Liz December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Out at 47th and Lander

  • Ann M December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    We’re right by Holy Rosary and our power’s out.

  • Rebecca December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power out also at 41st and Fauntleroy. Morgan Junction

  • Rebecca December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    Power out 9:45am, Dec 30th at 46th and Seattle.

  • paul December 30, 2013 (9:48 am)

    The powers out on 48th ave sw.

  • Kylie December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    35th and Juneau – we are out.

  • Caren December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power out in the Delridge area 5600 block.

  • PDH December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power out at 45th SW and SW Holgate, N Admiral

  • Lori December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    We’re out down by the Delridge Community Center. In the 15 years I have lived here, we have never lost power. Weird.

  • Darlene December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    We are out on 56th near Alki.

  • dmf December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    We’re out on 49th and Spokane!

  • Nadmiral December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power has been out for about 10 mins here in north admiral.

  • SJ2 December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    It is out near Camp Long.

  • Mamart December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    California & Admiral are, no power.

  • Wendy December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    No power on Pigeon Point.

  • Jay December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Out on 47th and Admiral. The Heartland Cafe has power though. Come in for a hot breakfast and free wifi.

  • ATown December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    It’s out by 25th&Hudson (north Delridge).

  • Kerry December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    It’s out on 35th and Hudson. Seems the Mount’s backup outdoor lights are on but windows look dark.

  • Corey Durrell December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power is out. Using back up on computer.

  • Erin Szekely December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    We are out on Alki

  • SJ2 December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power is out near Camp Long.

  • kp December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power is out here in North Delridge

  • paul December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    The powers out on 48th ave sw around 9:50 am

  • dan December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    No power on 53rd sw north of Schmidts Park

  • WaverBoy December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power is out on 58th & Alki.

  • Charlie December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    In Westwood, lights noticeably dimmed for a moment, power remained on.

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (9:49 am)

    Power outage in 3800 blk of 41st Ave SW

  • Claudia December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Out at Madison on 45th

  • David December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Out at 35th & Juneau.

  • Erin Szekely December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    We are out of power on Alki !

  • Nhung December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    We’re on 32nd avenue sw and our power’s out.

  • Amy December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    We have no power on the north side of Admiral at 51st.

  • RS December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    ON @ 38th and Hanford, no cable.

  • Graydays December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    We are out at the very North end of 44th Ave SW

  • Wendy December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Out at 46th & Dakota…

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Power outage exists in 3800 blk of 41st Ave SW

  • Michele December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Power out at 41st and Morgan

  • Dank December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Alki area out

  • Sybil December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    We are out just north of the Delridge Community Center. Seattle City Light says it will be restored by 1:00.

  • Casey December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    26th and Genesee/delridge area is out.

  • Matthiu December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    No power at Delridge and Oregon

  • Claudia December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Out at Madison on 45th and we also rarely lose power

  • West Seattle Wanderer December 30, 2013 (9:50 am)

    Out at 37th and Andover

  • Frag December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Out at 37th and Dakota

  • Jason December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Power out in north Delridge area.

  • David December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    44th & Charlestown also without power

  • carl December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    38th and Juneau is out

  • hms December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Out at 42nd and Dakota

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Power outage exists in 3800 blk of 41st Ave SW.

  • Pigeon Hill Jim December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Pigeon Point is dark.

  • p December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    out on 46th and Charleston

  • Darlene December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Power flickered and is still on but cable is completely out.

  • mike December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Power out. 46th & Erskine. Extremely rare here.

  • Amanda December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    power flickered but stayed on just off Beach Dr near Me Kwa Mooks

  • Kara December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Power is out on 56th and Alki too

  • hms December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Out at 42nd and Dakota.

  • The Jones December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    49th and Andover is out. Thus is very rare for us in this location, 24 years.

  • James December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Power out on 6300 block of 39th Ave SW

  • Becky December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Out at 59th and Admiral too – we also never go out in those heavy windstorms. Must be a specific line out.

  • Michelle December 30, 2013 (9:51 am)

    Out in High Point!

  • gina December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    out at 45th and Lander. Just got the new crock pot loaded with chili ingredients!

  • Michelle December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Out on 35th and Dakota

  • Rick December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Power out on 32nd Ave Sw

  • NativetoSeattle December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Traffic lights were out at 35th & Avalon & Genessee & Avalon, but working at Delridge & Andover when I just drove home.

  • Meade Thayer December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    We’re without power at 5001 California Ave…and same is truethe across the street.

  • Betsy Andrews December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Out on 49th and Admiral

  • Doug Cooper December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Power out at the West Seattle Corporate Center on Delridge. Backup Generator kicked in immediately.

  • Becky December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Out at 59th and Admiral too – we also never go out in those heavy windstorms.

  • omnomnom December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Power in Admiral near 41st & Admiral is on. Businesses (Metropolitan Market, Starbucks, Shell) have power. Intersection lights working.

  • goodkarma December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Genesee pow! No flicker, just gone suddenly.

  • Sean December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    No power 36th & Raymond.

  • iggy December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    We are okay by Cafe Ladro on California 6900 block.

  • Maureen December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    It’s out at California & Gennese. Let’s read magazines!

  • Peter December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Add 52nd SW / SW Stevens area to list.

  • juan December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Power is out on Genesee hill

  • GM December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Our lights flickered at 17th & Myrtle.

  • Gatewood momma December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Out here at 41/Holly too – that’s a pretty large area!

  • John December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Out on California by the nursery.

  • Joe Grande December 30, 2013 (9:52 am)

    Power out SW Avon Way and Genessee SW

  • Ian December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Interesting, sitting at Caffe Fiore in Admiral with power but the fire signal at the corner is out.

  • quinkygirl December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    We are out at 40th and Morgan

  • D December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Out on Palm. First time in ten years.

  • mike December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Power out. 46th & Erskine. Never lose it here too.

  • sna December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    North Admiral out too. Looks like most of W Seattle. Seattle City Light outage line is busy too.

  • Jay December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Out at 47th and Admiral. We have power at the Heartland Cafe though. Come in for a hot breakfast and free wifi.

  • Meade Thayer December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    We’re without power at 5001 California Ave…and same is true across the street.

  • Tracie December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    No power in The Triangle at 34th & Andover

  • Lola December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    5000 block of Delridge Way is OUT!

  • BobbyJo December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Power in Admiral near 41st & Admiral is on. Businesses (Metropolitan Market, Starbucks, Shell) have power. Intersection lights working.

  • A December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Out 44th and Juneau. Out too often. This is getting annoying.

  • Joe Grande December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Power out SW Avalon Way and Genessee SW

  • JS December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Power is out on Pigeon Point Hill. I’m on 19th Ave SW. :(

  • K December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Power out near madison middle school

  • Jen December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    Out at 32nd and Juneau. High point.

  • ColesMom December 30, 2013 (9:53 am)

    We’re out at 41st & Fauntleroy.

    Super Supplements – 1 block over still has power as does the intersection of California Ave & Fauntleroy.

  • jason the awesome December 30, 2013 (9:54 am)

    36th and dakota and now no tv I actually have to talk to my family Noooooooo

  • JS December 30, 2013 (9:54 am)

    Power is out on Pigeon Point Hill. I’m on 19th Ave SW.

  • Joe Grande December 30, 2013 (9:54 am)

    Power out SW Avalon Way and Genessee SW.

  • Betsy December 30, 2013 (9:54 am)

    well, South of the substation on 26th, at 26th & Graham, we had a power surge at the same time but we’re still on. We almost NEVER lose power due to the substation!

  • max December 30, 2013 (9:54 am)

    Power out 42nd and Dakota near Holy Rosary church.

  • Russ December 30, 2013 (9:54 am)

    Power out in 1500 block of Alki

  • William Hall December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    Out in the Admiral area, Forney and 49th.

  • gina December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    23rd ave sw and Andover is dark…

  • Oops December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    Out at 19th on pigeon point.

  • Katrina December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    Out at 25th SW and Brandon.

  • Joe Grande December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    Power is out at SW Avalon Way and Genessee

  • Angie December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    Power is out on California

  • Greg Nickels December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    47th & Holgate.

  • LB December 30, 2013 (9:55 am)

    Power on at 38th and Southern, but lost comcast Internet.

  • Jill Loblaw December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    It’s out near the old Charlestown Cafe. :(

  • Ryan December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    Out in Alki too. 2nd day in a row as we had no power yesterday morning for about 15 minutes.

  • Scott December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    It is out at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center/Cooper Artist Lofts.

  • Kerry December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    35th & Hudson out. The Mount looks dark, save for outdoor backup lights.

  • NicMarie December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    Any idea why? (Admiral & 49th)

  • Joe December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    Power is out at SW Avalon Way and Genessee SW

  • Lisa Leon-Guerrero December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    Out at Delridge Way & Gennessee

  • Stasha December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    pigeon point is out!

  • wsneighbor December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    @Sybil- When you talked to City Light, did they explain the reason for the outage, and/or why they think it will be on by 1:00? Thanks!

  • Dominic Canterbury December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    It’s out on 50th and 38th.

  • Wes December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    Out at Alki…

  • larry December 30, 2013 (9:56 am)

    No power @ 45th/Walker across from SFD #29 which is running a backup generator.

  • Lisa Leon-Guerrero December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    Power is out at Delridge Way and Gennessee

  • Joan December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    We’re out in Gatewood Hill near Morgan Junction at 39th and Holly

  • sna December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    out in North Admiral by Hamilton Viewpoint

  • Lauren December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    Power on at 38th and Southern, but lost comcast Internet.

  • Wes December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    Out on Alki…

  • Hamsterdance December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    We’re out at Donald and California

  • Joan December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    We’re out in Gatewood Hill near Morgan Junction at 39th and Holly and our lines are underground

  • April December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    Power out at Delridge and Brandon.

  • SLH December 30, 2013 (9:57 am)

    Out at 56th and Teig (Alki).

  • Leeann December 30, 2013 (9:58 am)

    Power near 25th and brandon has been out since about 9:40

  • Scott December 30, 2013 (9:58 am)

    Out at Youngstown.

  • Sandy December 30, 2013 (9:58 am)

    On 50th sw. Was outside when something blew around Garlough sw. Sounded like a transformer.

  • Ttt December 30, 2013 (9:58 am)

    Do any businesses in the junction have power? Or westwood village?

  • max December 30, 2013 (9:59 am)

    Power out 42nd and Dakota

  • Charlie G December 30, 2013 (9:59 am)

    My 11 year old daughter is very confused with what to do without electricity.

  • JK December 30, 2013 (10:00 am)

    45th & Raymond still has power.

  • Jeff December 30, 2013 (10:00 am)

    City Light does not know what’s wrong yet (I promise, I’m in the office here and a crew dispatcher just asked if I knew what was wrong). 1PM is just a placeholder basically. Unless it is something really small like a breaker, it will be at least that long.

  • stickhog December 30, 2013 (10:01 am)

    Lights flickered but power still on @ 52nd & Dakota.

  • Aaron December 30, 2013 (10:02 am)

    Flickered here on 40th between Alaska and Oregon but power’s still up. However, across the street it looks like power is out there.

  • WD December 30, 2013 (10:02 am)

    No problems in the Morgan Junction. We have heat and power.

  • Brenden P December 30, 2013 (10:03 am)

    @Charlie G

    Thanks. You made this ordeal a whole lot funnier.

  • NativetoSeattle December 30, 2013 (10:03 am)

    Power is on by Andover and 23rd, but it looks like just on the east side of the street. The steel mill has power too. The traffic light at Delridge and Andover was working when I drove through right after the outage happened.

  • Alki Bee December 30, 2013 (10:04 am)

    Power ON at 64th & Alki. Comcast phone is OUT.

  • Lola December 30, 2013 (10:04 am)

    The
    5000 block of Delridge Way is OUT!

  • Ani December 30, 2013 (10:05 am)

    Lights dimmed at 61st & Beach Dr. but stayed on.

  • breezygirl11 December 30, 2013 (10:05 am)

    We’re out at Alki Mail & Dispatch

  • Westgirl December 30, 2013 (10:05 am)

    We HAVE power, 40th and Alaska.

  • JohnH December 30, 2013 (10:06 am)

    Power is out on 39th and Dakota.

  • Ken December 30, 2013 (10:06 am)

    A single transformer is more likely a result than a cause. There are several different distribution points involved it seems since some of the areas are usually on while others are not. Here near highpoint it usually is HP while 34th ave is working or the other way around.

  • KerryA December 30, 2013 (10:06 am)

    35th & Hudson out. The Mount looks dark, save for outdoor backup lights.

  • N December 30, 2013 (10:06 am)

    OUT at 23rd & Andover Pigeon Point

  • DD December 30, 2013 (10:06 am)

    Power out from 47th ave SW to Sunset and from SW Hill north

  • Susan December 30, 2013 (10:07 am)

    Power out at 19th and SW Andover. Outage report number recording : call back later is the message

  • Kerry December 30, 2013 (10:07 am)

    Out on 35th & Hudson. The Mount looks dark, save for outdoor backup lights. Fire truck just pulled in.

  • DD December 30, 2013 (10:07 am)

    Power out from 47th ave SW to Sunset and from SW Hill north.

  • Judith Gough December 30, 2013 (10:07 am)

    Out on Alki by the Anchor Park

  • Bill December 30, 2013 (10:07 am)

    Power is out at around Erskine Way SW and SW Dawson.

  • Twicksea December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    Out at 38th & Warsaw. Our lines are buried and we rarely lose power here.

  • interrobang December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    Lol, wish I had a “like” button for that, Charlie G

  • Eluzabeth Bourne December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    Power out at 41st and Dakota

  • TT December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    No power on Gatewood Hill (we are under ground wiring and neighbors are above ground – both out). No power at Starbucks California & Fauntleroy.

  • Jon December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    Out @39th and Holly.

  • Scott December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    49th Admiral is out…

  • Sera December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    Power is ON but Comcast is out at 33rd as Charlestown

  • interrobang December 30, 2013 (10:08 am)

    Lol, wish I had a “like” button for that, Charlie

  • WD December 30, 2013 (10:09 am)

    OK in the Morgan Junction. We have power

  • Sera December 30, 2013 (10:09 am)

    Power is ON but Comcast internet/cable is out at 33rd and Charlestown

  • Scott December 30, 2013 (10:09 am)

    49th and Admiral is out…

  • Nina December 30, 2013 (10:09 am)

    Power is out on Avalon Way.

  • Hmmmm December 30, 2013 (10:10 am)

    Would it be rude to fire up the generator so the kids could play the XBOX?

  • Ctown Clown December 30, 2013 (10:10 am)

    Seattle city light hotline states that power restoration estimate is at 1pm today. This is as of 10:10am

  • seattlechop December 30, 2013 (10:11 am)

    I’m on 34th near High Point…power ON.

  • Randall Marshall December 30, 2013 (10:11 am)

    Power is out at 4800 Fauntleroy way sw. Been off for about 30 minutes. Ironically u was working on a broken battery backup system when power failed. Weird.

  • Julie December 30, 2013 (10:11 am)

    Power is still out on 35th ave SW & Fauntleroy

  • Ms.Fairmount December 30, 2013 (10:12 am)

    Power flickered on 37th above Fairmount school but stayed on. Cable is out however.

  • Roger December 30, 2013 (10:12 am)

    No outage in North Admiral on Ferry SW/SW Massachusetts.

  • ||||| December 30, 2013 (10:12 am)

    Maybe the transformer boxes along delridge finally got mad and blew out because of that tacky ugly paint job someone did on them.

  • wetone December 30, 2013 (10:12 am)

    Power ON 50th & Alaska .)

  • Stacy December 30, 2013 (10:13 am)

    Power is on at 40th and Hanford, but as another person mentioned, Comcast is out.

  • Lisa Vogeler December 30, 2013 (10:13 am)

    Power still on at Fauntleroy & Graham. *Knocks on wood*

  • Paula December 30, 2013 (10:14 am)

    Power is out on Pigeon Point. I am at 21st Ave SW & Genesee.

  • Soosan December 30, 2013 (10:15 am)

    I don’t want to jinx it, but still ON (after a flicker) at 53rd & Charlestown.

  • KJB December 30, 2013 (10:15 am)

    I have power at 26th & Hudson (North Delridge) there was a surge a while ago, but never lost it.

  • Pibal December 30, 2013 (10:15 am)

    Power’s on in Gatewood (California & Holden). Had only one brief flicker. The outage line must cross California between Holden and Fauntleroy. Does Caffe Ladro have power?

    Charlie G: I was a 14-year old on Long Island when the Great Northeast Blackout hit in 1965. Of course we weren’t nearly so techie then. It was a blast for 4-5 days.

  • Long Time West Seattlite December 30, 2013 (10:15 am)

    Power is ON at 41st and Hanford.

  • DT December 30, 2013 (10:15 am)

    In Seaview, bottom of Erskine Way SW. Had power all morning, still do.

  • Jeannie December 30, 2013 (10:16 am)

    We are at 3636 Beach Dr and no outage here!

  • KatieH December 30, 2013 (10:16 am)

    We are out on the west side of 44th at Charlestown as are the alley neighbors on 45th. The eastside of 44th is ON (at least near Charlestown).

  • Laurel December 30, 2013 (10:17 am)

    Gatewood at 44th and Othello is fine. And we are usually the first to lose power. Maybe the planned overnight outage in early December helped us.

  • EK December 30, 2013 (10:17 am)

    Power on at 34th and Graham.

  • erk December 30, 2013 (10:17 am)

    Our power is out on Belvidere. Hopefully the coffee shops are unaffected.

  • Jen December 30, 2013 (10:17 am)

    Power still on at Boren STEM (I’m east of it up the hill). Businesses south of it on Delridge all out.

    NO ONE is treating lights like a four way stop. More like “every man for himself”. Be careful out there!

  • lg December 30, 2013 (10:17 am)

    on at 53rd & Charlestown

  • coffee December 30, 2013 (10:17 am)

    4 way stop is the law at dark intersections people

  • Al December 30, 2013 (10:18 am)

    Out at 47th & Alaska

  • KM December 30, 2013 (10:18 am)

    Power is on. 36th near Myrtle Res park.

  • Rocco December 30, 2013 (10:18 am)

    Power out at 41st ave sw & SW Dawson street

  • Susan December 30, 2013 (10:18 am)

    I was driving up Delridge: power on at the light near Home Depot and points south. We are now at a very bright, very empty Target store.

  • Wendy December 30, 2013 (10:18 am)

    Surge – blink at 32nw and Holden but stayed on.

  • Laura December 30, 2013 (10:19 am)

    We don’t have power at 44th and Admiral, but the Bank of America and 7-11 across the street do (and they say they aren’t on generators.

  • miws December 30, 2013 (10:20 am)

    Power is on, on 16th & Henderson/Barton. Didn’t even notice a flicker.

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    (When I logged onto this story, about 23 minutes after what the timestamp shows as the time published, 148 comments posted. New record for number of comments for around that amount of time?)

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    Mike

  • guy December 30, 2013 (10:20 am)

    Out at Outwest…..

  • B B December 30, 2013 (10:20 am)

    So far, OK at Guadalupe, although it did flicker

  • Brandon December 30, 2013 (10:20 am)

    Copper thieves strike again?

  • Cozy at home December 30, 2013 (10:20 am)

    Power on at Hotwire Coffee Shop and post office on Calif. Ave.

  • Rose December 30, 2013 (10:20 am)

    Power out at Junction/ Alaska & Glenn Way it’s only the 2nd time in 10 years

  • Nancy December 30, 2013 (10:21 am)

    Power but no Comcast, 36 and Juneau.

  • Patrick December 30, 2013 (10:21 am)

    Power on; 34th between Morgan and Holly

  • Sera December 30, 2013 (10:21 am)

    Power is ON at 33rd & Charlestown, but Comcast internet/cable is out

  • Seahulk December 30, 2013 (10:22 am)

    How ’bout those Seahawks!

  • jason the awesome December 30, 2013 (10:22 am)

    Watched red dawn with my 8 year old last night now he is hiding in his room waiting for the koreans to attack us thanks power outage

  • David December 30, 2013 (10:23 am)

    The east side of 44th between Andover and Charlestown has power while the west side is dark

  • jenny December 30, 2013 (10:23 am)

    No power on College in N. Admiral

  • tedb310 December 30, 2013 (10:24 am)

    Outages listed in the comments above seem to extend beyond what City Light is currently showing:

    http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/

  • jason the awesome December 30, 2013 (10:24 am)

    Watched red dawn with my 8 year old last night now he is hiding in his room waiting for the koreans thanks power outage

  • fargo2seattle December 30, 2013 (10:24 am)

    If Beveridge Place still has power, I’ll be fine.

  • Julie S December 30, 2013 (10:24 am)

    Power is still out at 35th ave SW & Fauntleroy by the bridge

  • JanS December 30, 2013 (10:25 am)

    on 42nd just east of Admiral Safeway…power is on…one of the lucky ones…now I have to do laundry :-\

  • Carole December 30, 2013 (10:25 am)

    Power is on in the Sealth High School are.

  • Michael M. McCormick December 30, 2013 (10:25 am)

    On @Fauntleroy Children’s Center (Fauntleroy & Director)

  • Bornonalki December 30, 2013 (10:26 am)

    Charlie … I’m way older than your daughter and I’m a little confused too!! I keep flipping the lights on!! We’re at 49th and Andover. Heard a huge boom just after the lights went out. Lived here 22 years and have only lost power one other time.

  • kalo December 30, 2013 (10:26 am)

    On across from the water taxi.

  • RAM December 30, 2013 (10:27 am)

    Power is on at 55th and Genesee
    Seems like it is out all around us !

  • Jason December 30, 2013 (10:27 am)

    We have power in Arbor Heights, but the office at California / Genessee is out.

  • KatieH December 30, 2013 (10:28 am)

    The city light map does not show our outage at 44th & 45th and Charlestown and I even spoke to a rep at city light to log us into the system.

  • Pibal December 30, 2013 (10:28 am)

    Can a single transformer affect so many widely separated areas? Wow…

  • KatieH December 30, 2013 (10:28 am)

    Power on around intersection of Alki and Beach Drive.

  • N December 30, 2013 (10:31 am)

    Transformer is being replaced at 46th & Hanford

  • JanS December 30, 2013 (10:32 am)

    and if the kids don’t know what to do, give ’em a book and a flashlight

  • trickycoolj December 30, 2013 (10:33 am)

    On, Morgan in High Point

  • Kim December 30, 2013 (10:34 am)

    Whole west side of the street is out on. 38th and Hudson. Our neighbors across are still lit up.

  • Kent December 30, 2013 (10:35 am)

    Not sure if anyone has already said this, but Admiral business district does have power.

  • Joyce December 30, 2013 (10:35 am)

    When I just called the SCL outage hotline to report they said the estimate was 4pm for our power to be back on at 40th/Morgan

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (10:37 am)

      Thanks, Joyce. As we all know from past outages, the estimates are just guesstimates – could be sooner, could be later, could be lots later. My advice from 2006- don’t open the refrigerator! The longer you keep it closed, the longer what’s in there will keep.

  • HKW December 30, 2013 (10:36 am)

    We have power at California and Hill.

  • Meg December 30, 2013 (10:36 am)

    The map is definitely not complete. I’m at 58th and Alki and I have no power but the map shows all of Alki with power.

  • HotWired December 30, 2013 (10:36 am)

    The Quest distribution building on the 4000 block of Cali has it’s generator running. So land lines going through it hopefully will work. Now I want my Americano!

  • Angela Hoskyn December 30, 2013 (10:38 am)

    I do not see the intersection of 35th/Fauntleroy in the map. We here at Budget Blinds are also out of power.

  • Mike D. December 30, 2013 (10:40 am)

    Maybe the outage is a result of some bad karma SCL created for themselves after they cut down trees at the surplus substations…?

  • Randall Marshall December 30, 2013 (10:43 am)

    Power is out at 4800 Fauntleroy way sw.

  • BeckBe December 30, 2013 (10:43 am)

    The online map has been updated to show a much larger area affected.
    http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (10:49 am)

      Thanks, Beck, I’m processing that new grab now …

  • J & C December 30, 2013 (10:43 am)

    Power out on 55th/Alki Ave.

  • Michael B December 30, 2013 (10:45 am)

    I’m on Avalon, no power to any buildings or street signals. City Light number to report issues is down/busy and calls won’t complete.

  • Kelly Garland December 30, 2013 (10:46 am)

    I live in High Point but in Phase II, I believe, of High Point which is on the south side of Morgan and I still have power. My lights flickered but that was all.

  • Dano December 30, 2013 (10:46 am)

    We DO HAVE power in Alki…. East side of 60th ave.

  • Rick December 30, 2013 (10:48 am)

    updated outage map at city light website.

  • Janemckane December 30, 2013 (10:48 am)

    We’re out at 25th & Brandon, and so is the 76 station behind us on Delridge.

  • Chris M December 30, 2013 (10:48 am)

    SCL map is updated again, a lot more red in the Delridge coridoor.

  • Russ Walker December 30, 2013 (10:49 am)

    No power 1500 block of Alki Ave SW

  • marianne December 30, 2013 (10:50 am)

    Power ON here on California Avenue between Charleston and Andover.

  • Micah December 30, 2013 (10:50 am)

    Out at Fairmount Park. Fauntleroy between Brandon and Dawson

  • Michael Copeland December 30, 2013 (10:51 am)

    Thank You WSB for the quick reporting and continued updates. As always, I checked here first to find out what was going on…glad to see so many others did as well.

  • Kristined December 30, 2013 (10:52 am)

    No power 54th & Alki.

  • Steph Pratt December 30, 2013 (10:53 am)

    Out at 39th and Morgan;(

  • Mm December 30, 2013 (10:57 am)

    No power at 47th and holgate

  • HotWired December 30, 2013 (10:59 am)

    The Post Office on the 4000 block of Cali is open. And more importantly, Hotwire Cafe next door to it is as well! Power out on the opposite side of the street however

  • lizh December 30, 2013 (11:01 am)

    Power on at 41st & Oregon. Had a flicker earlier, but no loss of power.

  • Sam December 30, 2013 (11:02 am)

    We DO have power on 34th and Holly

  • Susan December 30, 2013 (11:04 am)

    The west side of 38th (6500 block and higher) are all dark. I look out across the street on 38th longingly, all my neighbors on the east side of the street have power.

  • Paula T December 30, 2013 (11:04 am)

    City Light truck just drove east at 44th and Charlestown Street – for what it’s worth.

  • Stephanie December 30, 2013 (11:06 am)

    Out at Massachusetts/ California in north admiral.

  • Casey December 30, 2013 (11:06 am)

    37th/38th and Dakota out.

  • Cait December 30, 2013 (11:06 am)

    My fiance was at home and outside when it happened – North Delridge right by the community center he heard a pop and the whipping sound of high tension wire snapping. He thinks someone probably hit a pole because the line at the back of our house was bouncing pretty heavily. He’s reported it to the city, hopefully we’ll see something come of that.

  • Michael B December 30, 2013 (11:07 am)

    Kiro 7 Heli is flying around North Delridge/Avalon area.

  • lk December 30, 2013 (11:09 am)

    Appears as if we are part of a North Delridge power oasis due to the nearby substation? We’re near 26th and Findlay.

  • Santa December 30, 2013 (11:10 am)

    I have power in n delridge..city light probably favors nucor over homes

  • 4thGenWestSide December 30, 2013 (11:13 am)

    House full of teens about to go rogue. Have barricaded myself in basement with dogs & a cold cup of coffee. I believe they are strategizing on what to do with the limited amount of battery life left on their iphones. When asked why I have not invested in an integrated diesel driven generator system, I didn’t have a satisfactory answer. Thus, I am creating an urban bunker until this all blows over. All for now. 36% left on the laptop battery being wifi tethered by the cell phone….

  • MTHS December 30, 2013 (11:14 am)

    Cafe Ladro has power. As of about a half hour ago the Starbucks at Morgan did not and Uptown was also out.

  • MTHS December 30, 2013 (11:16 am)

    Oh, and my house is in Fairmount Park but miraculously has power — we’re in the weird little unexpected spot.

  • sc December 30, 2013 (11:16 am)

    this is a good wake up call for being ready for an earthquake!

  • wsn00b December 30, 2013 (11:19 am)

    Kenyon b/w 39th/41st in Gatewood was ON/stable all throughout.

    How does one transformer outage (if that was the case) cause such a widespread outage? Feels like there was a cascading set of outages.

  • moog December 30, 2013 (11:20 am)

    We have power here at thistle and California neighborhood.

  • Ryan December 30, 2013 (11:22 am)

    Still no power in Pigeon Ridge.

  • Valerie December 30, 2013 (11:24 am)

    The Admiral Safeway is open and running. Just loaded up on firewood, and noticed I wasn’t the only one with that idea.

  • CptnBly December 30, 2013 (11:25 am)

    Seattle City Light ‏@SEACityLight 2m
    Crews found the cause of the W. Seattle outage. A tree branch fell into power lines near SW Hanford and 46th Ave SW.

  • Jeff Schumacher December 30, 2013 (11:25 am)

    We have power at 39th and Austin

  • Connie December 30, 2013 (11:25 am)

    Power still out SW Adams an 26th

  • Ashley December 30, 2013 (11:25 am)

    Out at 35th and Avalon

  • Stuart December 30, 2013 (11:27 am)

    Cupcake royal, shoo fly , Chaco canyon all have power & are open and serving lunch/ coffee

  • Stuart December 30, 2013 (11:27 am)

    Cupcake royal, shoo fly , Chaco canyon all have power & are open and serving lunch/ coffee.

  • Stuart December 30, 2013 (11:28 am)

    Cupcake royal, shoo fly, Chaco canyon all have power & are open and serving lunch/ coffee.

  • Jason December 30, 2013 (11:29 am)

    What are the odds one of these many apartment construction projects is responsible?

  • Bumble Bee December 30, 2013 (11:30 am)

    I heard a transformer blew up. RIP Optimus Prime. :(

  • JanS December 30, 2013 (11:30 am)

    amazing that one tree branch can affect so many in such a wide and varied area !

  • Life in balance pt December 30, 2013 (11:31 am)

    No power at lib at 5410 california

  • Stuart December 30, 2013 (11:33 am)

    Cupcake royal, shoo fly, Chacocanyon all have power & are open and serving lunch/ coffee.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (11:34 am)

      thanks!

  • Stuart December 30, 2013 (11:33 am)

    Cupcake royal, shoo fly, Chacocanyon all have power & are open

  • ALC December 30, 2013 (11:34 am)

    Out on 45th between Andover & Dakota

  • CptnBly December 30, 2013 (11:34 am)

    1:05 PM estimate for 49th/Hanford.

  • PaulaC December 30, 2013 (11:36 am)

    Power faded but came back right away. Now no Comcast and I telecommute so I’m headed for the office! :(

  • Maris December 30, 2013 (11:41 am)

    41st & Edmunds. Power-yes, Comcast-no

  • Julie December 30, 2013 (11:41 am)

    I have power on 50th and Dakota, but my cable is out.

  • Ecadnak December 30, 2013 (11:42 am)

    My son called me at work in Bellevue to tell me about the outage. He asked what to do in case this is the start of the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • A December 30, 2013 (11:43 am)

    A branch?? Really!!? I don’t believe it.

  • David December 30, 2013 (11:43 am)

    One tree branch? Yea right. Skynet…..

  • OP December 30, 2013 (11:51 am)

    Must’ve been one big-ass tree branch.

  • Jennifer H. December 30, 2013 (11:52 am)

    Blazing Trails @ Pathfinder K-8 is asking parents to come pick up their children due to lack of phone, heat and hot water at our site. Parents with children at our site today will be called directly with this information.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (11:54 am)

      Thanks, Jennifer.

  • Bonnie December 30, 2013 (11:55 am)

    I must comment because everybody else is. We have power in Fauntlee Hills.

  • Fregirl December 30, 2013 (11:56 am)

    Ouch. Gods.help.us if we get an ice storm with that kind of infrastructure. ..

  • JZ December 30, 2013 (11:57 am)

    49th & Alaska: Anyone get an estimate on Comcast time frame? I got lucky with power but no dice on Comcast!

  • LR December 30, 2013 (12:01 pm)

    36th and Findlay – power is ON, cable out.

  • sophista-tiki December 30, 2013 (12:01 pm)

    I’m so glad power is not out in Westwood. I have the misfortune of living with a doomer who would take it as a sign that the ” end is happening” Bust out all of his survival gear and prepare to fight off the hoards of zombie looters. ( GIGANTIC EYE ROLL FROM ME). Quite frankly I’m not in the mood to hear about it today. Hope every ones power comes backs soon. at least the weather is relatively mild right now.

  • Rebecca December 30, 2013 (12:02 pm)

    We have power but no Internet/phone/cable in Belvidere

  • Tammy December 30, 2013 (12:03 pm)

    Internet/cable needs electricity to work. Out at Brandon and 25 ave sw

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (12:04 pm)

    Alki Ave still out, but several of the restaurants on Alki are open. Not all. I’m guessing aux generators?

  • Oops December 30, 2013 (12:05 pm)

    Almost saw a woman run over on 35th two blocks north of last nights incident, due to people not stopping at an out light. Be carefull if your driving now. MOST people are NOT treating the out lights like 4 way stops. They are just speeding through.

  • Sapna December 30, 2013 (12:10 pm)

    Ugh we are still out on Alki!….

  • West Seattle guy December 30, 2013 (12:11 pm)

    Spoke with Comcast moments ago! Their system is down for everyone in West Seattle and won’t be up until all of the power is restored.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (12:16 pm)

      Thanks, WS Guy, they don’t have easy-access media people like municipal utilities … Anyway, for what it’s worth, we are NOT down with Comcast Internet here in Upper Fauntleroy, where our power didn’t go out, either (except for a flicker). We have both Comcast and CenturyLink and while I usually use the latter, I just checked the former and it’s OK – Tracy

  • Kim Feinberg December 30, 2013 (12:16 pm)

    We here at 1114 Sunset Avenue SW still have no power. ::(((((

  • Morgan Junction mama December 30, 2013 (12:20 pm)

    Still out here at cali & Fauntleroy across from Zeeks and thriftway. Hoping they restore it soon, it’s freezing!

  • Normal Joe December 30, 2013 (12:20 pm)

    Playing a board game! Kind of glad it’s the year 1990 again!

  • AceMotel December 30, 2013 (12:21 pm)

    Some businesses in the alki business district are closed due to powe out. Others are open. Sbux is closed.

  • Genesee Hill December 30, 2013 (12:22 pm)

    We have power and Comcast on Genesee Hill; flickered, but did not go out.

  • wsn00b December 30, 2013 (12:23 pm)

    Comcast is not out for all of west seattle. It is on here in gatewood

  • A December 30, 2013 (12:24 pm)

    I find it really hard to believe that that tree caused so many to lose power. And our Internet has been out all morning (prior to this outage).

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (12:27 pm)

      The whole system is tied together in a way that one seemingly small problem can trip feeders and others down the line. Never, seemingly, the same way twice.

  • TS3 December 30, 2013 (12:29 pm)

    Comcast works off commercial power, with somuch commercail power out there is no way to use generators! Trust they are bringing all available man power to West Seattle to much sure they get it up and running as soon as possible. But have to prioritize for businesses and medical facilities.

  • Melissa December 30, 2013 (12:30 pm)

    Power on but Comcast down in Belvidere near Hinds

  • Anonymous December 30, 2013 (12:30 pm)

    381 comments! What’s the record number of comments on an article for the WSB this year? Feels like this post might’ve beat it just before the year ends.

  • Dawn December 30, 2013 (12:31 pm)

    Out here in the 6700 block of 41st avenue SW. I am on the west side of the street and across the way my neighbors Christmas lights seen to still be on so maybe it’s just my side

  • Sonia December 30, 2013 (12:33 pm)

    My block 6500 42nd Ave SW isn’t shaded on the SCL map and there’s no power. I called the SCL hotline and the new ETA for power is 3:29pm.

  • David P December 30, 2013 (12:33 pm)

    Do NOT , I repeat DO NOT go out for a meal!!!! Every restaurant is PACKED that is close to the blackout area. Tried 3 places for breakfast and finally in a place for lunch and been waiting and feeling sorry for the poor waitress.

  • Elaine December 30, 2013 (12:34 pm)

    Back on at38th n dakota!

  • Kyle December 30, 2013 (12:34 pm)

    California and Dakota is back in business!

  • Emily December 30, 2013 (12:35 pm)

    Power’s back on at California & Dakota.

  • Rebecca December 30, 2013 (12:35 pm)

    Power just came back on. 39th Ave SW between Oregon and Genessee.

  • NorDel December 30, 2013 (12:36 pm)

    The lights are back on!
    Woohoo!!

    25th & Dakota

  • Annelies December 30, 2013 (12:36 pm)

    Back on at 37th and Andover about five minutes ago

  • Paula T December 30, 2013 (12:36 pm)

    Power and Comcast back on just now at 12:33.

  • Babs December 30, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    Tree branch is the cause? What a joke…Come on, this is maybe the second time I have lost power on Avalon way since 2007. Not buying that lame ass excuse.

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    Thanks for all the updates Tracy! Like were back at “The Evil Empire”. Haha

  • Tammy December 30, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    Power back on @ 25th ave Sw & SW Brandon :-)

  • Laura December 30, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    Just came back on at 44th and Admiral!

  • Solomon December 30, 2013 (12:38 pm)

    And it’s back up in north admiral

  • Elaine December 30, 2013 (12:39 pm)

    Power back on but now all our furniture is gone…
    ;)

  • Ian C December 30, 2013 (12:39 pm)

    Yay !!
    We have power again on 46th ave.

    Thank you SCL

  • Bornonalki December 30, 2013 (12:39 pm)

    Back on at 49th & Andover!

  • Betsy December 30, 2013 (12:39 pm)

    Back on at 49th and Admiral :)

  • Teresa Rodriguez December 30, 2013 (12:39 pm)

    Power back on at 46th & SW Hill.

  • admiral mom December 30, 2013 (12:40 pm)

    Back on 46th and Admiral

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (12:41 pm)

    Hey North Admiral folks, send some power over the hill – still dark on Alki.

  • LHen December 30, 2013 (12:41 pm)

    Power back on at 45th & Seattle St in North Admiral.

  • ThomasEdison December 30, 2013 (12:41 pm)

    Power back on west side of 4000 block of California. No comcast though.

  • Tony Hamilton December 30, 2013 (12:42 pm)

    At 45th and Holgate, restored ~5 minutes ago

  • CptnBly December 30, 2013 (12:42 pm)

    Seattle City Light ‏@SEACityLight 3m
    Update on estimate for restoration of service in West Seattle. Crews expect to restore power by 3:30 p.m.

  • Steve December 30, 2013 (12:43 pm)

    I spoke too soon! Alki power is back

  • CptnBly December 30, 2013 (12:43 pm)

    49th and Hanford back

  • lindsay December 30, 2013 (12:44 pm)

    power back on at 35 and Fauntleroy

  • Kristine December 30, 2013 (12:44 pm)

    Power on at Alki & 54th

  • Greg Williams December 30, 2013 (12:48 pm)

    At 12:47 power was restored here at 56th Ave SW and SW Lander St..

  • John December 30, 2013 (12:48 pm)

    Back on at 53rd and Admiral.

  • Mookie December 30, 2013 (12:48 pm)

    Power is back on at Oregon/Glenn Way!

  • CptnBly December 30, 2013 (12:49 pm)

    Comcast internet is working in our area.

  • KK December 30, 2013 (12:49 pm)

    Power still out in our neck of Delridge at 25th and Brandon. Called Sea City Light and recording estimates 330 for power to return. Thanks for coverage.

  • Felicia December 30, 2013 (12:50 pm)

    back on at Alki near 53rd

  • Me December 30, 2013 (12:52 pm)

    Good thing I woke up so late today. Only had to go without Internet for abut 30 minutes. Was the scariest 30 minutes of my life – cold sweats, convulsions, and everything.

  • smackadew December 30, 2013 (12:53 pm)

    Power just now back on at 47th and Edmunds.

  • Carrie December 30, 2013 (12:54 pm)

    Power on. Yea! 4800 California ave sw

  • Kate K December 30, 2013 (12:55 pm)

    Just got power back at 47th/Genesee – yay!
    Thanks SLC :)

  • doug December 30, 2013 (12:55 pm)

    45th & Andover – power came back on at 12:30

  • Thei December 30, 2013 (12:56 pm)

    Power restored in Dawson and California. Internet problems are due to the outage. You need electricity to have Internet so I am now online.

  • A December 30, 2013 (12:57 pm)

    On and off about 5 times – 44th and Juneau

  • James December 30, 2013 (12:58 pm)

    Power back in 6300 block of 39th

  • Mm December 30, 2013 (12:58 pm)

    City lite now estimates restoration of power at 330pm for 47th and Holgate in north admiral.

  • mrsB December 30, 2013 (12:58 pm)

    Power and Comcast back about 10 minutes ago, SW Lander and Admiral.

  • Tim December 30, 2013 (12:58 pm)

    Lights are on at highpoint

  • Morgan Junction Mama December 30, 2013 (12:58 pm)

    Power and Comcast cable back on at Cali & Fauntleroy.

  • Artistx December 30, 2013 (12:59 pm)

    SE Morgan junction power is back ON now

  • Valerie December 30, 2013 (1:00 pm)

    Power on just now at 49th & Forney.

  • Lia December 30, 2013 (1:00 pm)

    Power’s back on in High Point!

  • carl December 30, 2013 (1:01 pm)

    Power back 12:56 @ 38th and Juneau – good job to the city for getting it fixed so quickly!

  • Cherie December 30, 2013 (1:02 pm)

    Power back at 41st and Edmunds

  • Sapna December 30, 2013 (1:02 pm)

    Alki is back in action!

  • Jon Shields December 30, 2013 (1:03 pm)

    Power back on at Fauntleroy & Graham as of 12:58 p.m.

  • PDH December 30, 2013 (1:04 pm)

    Power back on at 45th and SW Holgate! Thanks for getting it fixed so fast CityLight and workers!!!

  • Diane December 30, 2013 (1:05 pm)

    Back on on 45th btw genesse and Dakota

  • G December 30, 2013 (1:05 pm)

    Come on, only 10,551 comments to go!

    Couldn’t resist….;)

  • Joel December 30, 2013 (1:06 pm)

    Back on in Morgan Junction.

  • Spark-O December 30, 2013 (1:07 pm)

    Sw 41st and Dawson back with electric! Would’ve been interesting if this was yesterday! Go Hawks!

  • John Roche December 30, 2013 (1:08 pm)

    Still out at 26th & Adams @ 1:08pm

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (1:10 pm)

      Thanks, John – enough people are back that now we’re wondering who’s still out, appreciate the update. – Tracy

  • D December 30, 2013 (1:10 pm)

    still out on 25th between Juneau and Findlay. Husband just drove down to the substation on 26th to see if we could get an update. looks as though there is no one around? Hope we get power soon as my 90 year old father lives with us.as I was typing this it came back on.yay!

  • KK December 30, 2013 (1:11 pm)

    Power back on at 25th and Brandon in North Delridge. Yay!

  • Jenicalove December 30, 2013 (1:11 pm)

    Power back on in pigeon point!

  • Elle December 30, 2013 (1:11 pm)

    Power still out at 48th and Admiral….

  • j December 30, 2013 (1:12 pm)

    We are on 41st between Fauntleroy and Graham and still have no power. It turned off and on 4-5 times and then went back to off. Called and we have a new restoration time of 3:29. Hopefully it won’t take that long.

  • triplej December 30, 2013 (1:13 pm)

    Power and internet back on in Pigeon point area

  • A December 30, 2013 (1:13 pm)

    This is RIDICULOUS!! Off and on multiple times but ultimately it stayed off. 44th and Juneau

  • Born on Alki December 30, 2013 (1:13 pm)

    Tree branch is the cause? What a joke…Come on, this is maybe the second time I have lost power on Avalon way since 2007. Not buying that lame ass excuse.

    Comment by Babs — 12:37 pm December 30, 2013 #

    26KV feeder line that has a tree branch going phase to phase will cause numerous problems. Circuit protectors performed as designed, or there would be a MAJOR outage and damage. Not a lame ass excuse, fact of life.
    As of 1:18…..Crews continue to make progress in West Seattle. Outage down to about 750 customers.
    Thanks to our crews for kickin butt today.
    Mike @ SCL.

  • DTK December 30, 2013 (1:18 pm)

    This is what happens when you allow that socialist electricity to run your lives ; )

  • Lost flamingo December 30, 2013 (1:21 pm)

    Power back on 38th and Oregon

  • Fox December 30, 2013 (1:21 pm)

    Power still out in our building across from Hiawatha Park, although I see lights in the community center and PCC was open next door when I went out an hour ago.

  • Abdi December 30, 2013 (1:25 pm)

    Power back in the High Point Neighborhood.

  • smokeycretin9 December 30, 2013 (1:31 pm)

    power is on at 2nd and Lucile.

    just thougt I’d add to the melee.

  • WestSide45 December 30, 2013 (1:39 pm)

    Power restored about 30 minutes ago, Internet just came back at 1:35. Don’t know if it was due to multiple cold boots or some other factor.

  • justducky December 30, 2013 (1:44 pm)

    N. Morgan Junction-still out. Though my neighbors across the street never lost power….Grr!

  • CF December 30, 2013 (1:50 pm)

    Tracy, huge thanks to WSB for keeping us posted. Really helpful to know I could check in here and learn which businesses still had power (to Starbucks or not to Starbucks!) and when to expect ours back. Definitely my best go-to resource.

    Oh, and power and Comcast back at Youngstown Flats about 1.15.

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (2:00 pm)

    still out at Juneau & calif (despite calling we never made it onto the city light outage map). and now it looks like i will be going grocery shopping again to replace the contents of the fridge.

  • A December 30, 2013 (2:08 pm)

    Still no power. 44th and Juneau. Kids and I are freezing! Going to run car in garage for phone power. 13% and dropping quickly.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (2:09 pm)

      Sorry to hear that – we’ve heard from a few other people in the north Morgan/Seaview area that seem to be one of the last pockets, too.

  • Gina December 30, 2013 (2:14 pm)

    Was just told that my building’s power is still out… California/Lander across from the park. Dang! Thanks for all of your hard work though SCL!

  • Jeffrey December 30, 2013 (2:15 pm)

    Good grief. Do not run your car in the garage!

  • Jeffrey December 30, 2013 (2:17 pm)

    How did we ever survive without Starbucks and the internet?

  • mattyT December 30, 2013 (2:18 pm)

    A – be careful about running cars in garages – make sure space is well ventilated. Carbon monoxide poisoning not worth phone power.

  • Julie December 30, 2013 (2:19 pm)

    Out at 41st and Raymond

  • gina December 30, 2013 (2:19 pm)

    Power back at 45th and Lander. Crock pot rescue by friend at California and Walker. Lovely chicken chili!

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (2:23 pm)

    A – once again being on the special older power grid/underground system means we are the last to get power back. city light has been promising to upgrade this area since the big storms but nothing has ever happened.

  • m11y December 30, 2013 (2:31 pm)

    Still no power at 42nd and Graham. Second major outage in 3 months. Not happy.

  • onion December 30, 2013 (2:32 pm)

    Bada bing! I live on Stevens, about a block from the scene of the main break, and the power just came back at 2:30. Comcast also. Let’s hope it stays on.

  • Renee December 30, 2013 (2:32 pm)

    Power back at 47th and Stevens!

  • Scott December 30, 2013 (2:35 pm)

    It’s back on for us at Cooper Artist Lofts/Youngstown.

  • Admiral resident December 30, 2013 (2:35 pm)

    Luckily I was taking the kids to see The Hobbit movie when we lost power. Power was back on when we got home.

  • sc December 30, 2013 (2:43 pm)

    California and juneau is still out. Any idea when it should be back on?

  • deb December 30, 2013 (2:49 pm)

    Still no power 52nd & Stevens along schmitz park

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (2:52 pm)

      SCL estimate for remaining people is 3:30ish. They just said they’re down to 20 homes/businesses. If you’re still out, be sure to call and make sure they know it, in case you’re in an unmapped zone …

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (2:53 pm)

    just called city light and the current estimated restoration time for calif & juneau is 9pm. i just got cranky.

  • JanS December 30, 2013 (3:12 pm)

    and what a wimpy branch it was…never underestimate the power of little things, huh…

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (3:14 pm)

      I have added SCL’s explanation of the domino effect caused by the branch. See end of our text above. (3 pm update)

  • ACG December 30, 2013 (3:14 pm)

    Wow! Is this a record for number of posts? I can’t remember seeing this many posts in a looong time. I hope your system doesn’t explode after the usage today!
    .
    I am on vacation in Florida right now, and we have had power all day, FWIW :) (lots of sun, too)
    .
    Hope everyone still without power gets it returned quickly!

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (3:27 pm)

      ACG, this is #2. #1 was the snow/ice day in Nov. 2010.

  • smokeycretin9 December 30, 2013 (3:16 pm)

    Power still on at 21st and Roxbury!!

  • MorganResident December 30, 2013 (3:16 pm)

    Just called because we are not on the outage map at 41st and Fauntleroy. Message said power on by 6 PM.

  • OP December 30, 2013 (3:21 pm)

    We should make a bronze statue of the branch at the corner California and Alaska, and dub it “The Little Branch That Made 11,000 Seattleites Whine.”

    Yeah, little branch!

  • Stephanie December 30, 2013 (3:23 pm)

    Well it forced me to get out and get all my Christmas returns and exchanges done. :) So thank you power outage. I am glad it is done.

  • CJ December 30, 2013 (3:32 pm)

    SCL automated line is reporting 5:59 PM resotration time for Fauntleroy/Graham area.

  • Kirsten December 30, 2013 (3:35 pm)

    Power back on 51st and Admiral. No internet though and we have Century Link. Any updates on internet?

  • Russ Walker December 30, 2013 (3:35 pm)

    Anyone know if north end of Alki Ave has had power restored?

  • j December 30, 2013 (3:40 pm)

    I just called SCL because our block (6300 41st) still is without power and not on the outage map. If you are sitting in a cold house you may want to call. They were under the impression that our block had been restored.

  • N December 30, 2013 (3:42 pm)

    I live across the street from where SCL is still working, and I don’t buy the story of the little branch. Just a couple of months ago they were working on these exact same telephone poles. They even left an extra pole laying in the parking strip ever since then, which I think they might be using right now. They’re still up there, on the same poles as before. That being said, the guys in the field are doing an excellent job making sure we’re all warm and our gadgets work. Thanks WSB for the coverage.

  • Sonia December 30, 2013 (3:44 pm)

    Still no power by Morgan Junction. New ETA is 5:59PM.

  • Natalie December 30, 2013 (3:52 pm)

    35th & Brandon – power has been all day but Century Link Internet went out around 10:30 am and is still not on.

  • a stick, just a stick December 30, 2013 (3:53 pm)

    OP. yeah, we were whining, but here: an office of 20 people just waiting for power to come back on. not too much to do without power but clean your desk. surely there were other offices/ business in the same position.

  • justducky December 30, 2013 (4:02 pm)

    Just an FYI- I purchased one of those butane ranges at an Asian market for $25, a real life saver in times like these. Much safer than the propane camping stoves since it has a pezio electric starter . Yes, I still used it outside. :)

    Checked my fridge thermometer, I’m still good for another 2 hours.

  • grace g. December 30, 2013 (4:15 pm)

    woo hooo! the power is back on!!!!!:)

  • Jason December 30, 2013 (4:16 pm)

    Good to know the whole area can be crippled so easily. I’m sure much of the junction and those employed here lost plenty of revenue today, so I say whine away my friends and neighbors.

  • Kris December 30, 2013 (4:18 pm)

    I just happen to be walking my dog by just after the power went out. The power co. was already their looking at the ” little branch”. They showed it to me and It was a little branch that was burnt.
    Sometimes the little thing do the most damage just ask that little dog who tried to beat up my big dog on my walk. Kris
    P.S. We have our power now at 46th and Stevens

  • Me December 30, 2013 (4:19 pm)

    #firstworldproblems

  • Guy December 30, 2013 (4:22 pm)

    Out and proud with Jon at Outwest

  • sarah December 30, 2013 (4:24 pm)

    Taking my husband to Jaks for his Birthday dinner; anyone know if it will be open? Is the power restored in that block? Thanks! (They are not answering their phone!)

  • Jason December 30, 2013 (4:27 pm)

    @sarah – There is power in all the junction as far as I can tell. I’m pretty sure they have power, and they don’t open until maybe 4:30 or 5 I believe.

  • Larry Erickson December 30, 2013 (4:28 pm)

    FWIW, I would have been glad to immediately report where the outage came from, since we live about 50 yards away, but, after determining, with my next door neighbor’s help, what the cause was, I couldn’t get through to the City Light phone. After trying several times more over the next hour or so, I gave up. I then walked past the dead traffic light at California and Lander. While most people were treating it as a four-way stop, several drivers on California were treating it as a permanent green light for them and drove through without even slowing down. Every few minutes, there was a near accident, including a woman on her cell phone who stopped at the last moment before hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk. I phoned the SPD non-emergency line to report the public safety problem. My California and Lander location got translated into Alaska Junction, and the power outage in the Admiral District got translated into Delridge. I repeated it all again, including that I wasn’t reporting a power outage but a traffic safety problem caused by a power outage. I don’t think the person ever understood why I was calling. I don’t have a phone with a data plan, so I had no way quick way to spread the word on either issue to WSB. For the future, I will add your phone number to my cell phone.

  • sarah December 30, 2013 (4:30 pm)

    Thanks Jason!

  • East Coast Cynic December 30, 2013 (4:34 pm)

    Look on the bright side–This is nothing compared to the chaos that will be potentially caused by a big earthquake.

  • a stick, just a stick December 30, 2013 (4:56 pm)

    whatever Me, maybe we can take all that unbillable time and find something to bill it to. then it’s your first world problem, taxpayer. :) cheers *
    fragile power system; isn’t that a #thirdworldproblem

    *obviously, I wouldn’t condone that in real life.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (5:02 pm)

      From those we’ve heard from, sounds like the pocket north of Morgan Junction is the main remaining spot without power – anybody else?

  • debbie russ December 30, 2013 (5:15 pm)

    BridgePark is a retirement community & my 94 year old mom is getting VERY cold. Why is this area (morgan) the LAST to be taken care of??

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (5:19 pm)

      Debbie, sorry to hear that – first I’ve heard that the stretch that far east is still out too; we are going to do a little reconnaissance driving now that it’s almost fully dark to see who’s still out. Please keep calling City Light, if she has individual service, or make sure the BP management is calling. The CL spokesperson with whom I corresponded earlier today gave that express advice – keep calling to make sure they know who’s still out – TR

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (5:15 pm)

    Tracy – in the/a follow up with Seattle City Light is there a chance to ask them about the North of Morgan Junction – that is are they going to upgrade the system at all? Its been talked about for years (and most every time we lose power and are the last to get it back) but nothing ever happens.

  • m11y December 30, 2013 (5:20 pm)

    Power still out at 42nd and Graham. Now it’s dark and I’m starting a fire. It’s like the 1800s!

  • A December 30, 2013 (5:26 pm)

    44th and Juneau – no freakin power still! I’m not happy. I figured it must be at least our whole block but no it’s about 4 houses. This is crazy!

  • A December 30, 2013 (5:42 pm)

    One more thing it came on at 1 (and off and on and off and on and off..) Why the hell didnt it stay on?!

  • Marilyn Shoemaker December 30, 2013 (5:43 pm)

    46th Ave SW and SW Hill Street sill no power, City light have advised power could back on at 10pm!

  • DJ December 30, 2013 (6:06 pm)

    When it went out this morning, I got in my car and used my nifty little WiFi Analyzer app to try and track where the outage was. I figured that if I wasn’t picking up any WiFi signals, then the power was probably off in that area, because at any given time and place here in WS there are an average of 10 WiFis that can broadcast their signal to the street.

    My block of 6500 39th — NOTHING. But a block North, South, East and West — they all had Wifi running. It seemed like it went for a block or two on and a block or two off in this area.

    Yes, I was bored, not having my power on until exactly 1PM LOL

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (6:16 pm)

      DJ, that’s actually a fascinating tidbit – all we could do when the multi-DAY outage following Windstorm ’06 transformed our mission was to drive around post-dark OR, pre-dark, look for traffic signals … which doesn’t help in some signal-free areas like Alki – the WiFi thing is brilliant. I notice it if I have to work in the car while we are driving somewhere; the Airport pulldown on the MacBook Pro will show the wi-fi networks’ names. Sometimes profane, sometimes funny, sometimes default …

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (6:12 pm)

    city light said the estimated time was 6pm for calif & juneau until 6pm when i called. now at 840. They said on twitter the people still out of power were the ones a block away from the incident (which isn’t true for me). i almost wish they wouldn’t give estimated times because I have wasted time believing in it. Then again our outage never made the map today.

  • Aida December 30, 2013 (6:12 pm)

    41st & Raymond. Power restored around 1pm but I just came back home and it’s out again!

  • Me December 30, 2013 (6:17 pm)

    @stick lighten up, weirdo.

  • Stephen December 30, 2013 (6:28 pm)

    Power still out around Fauntleroy and Graham. City Light now estimates it will be 8:40 before it’s restored. They keep changing their estimate…..

  • heathsnow December 30, 2013 (6:35 pm)

    Power still out @ Fauntleroy & Graham

  • Anonymous December 30, 2013 (7:04 pm)

    For those without power in Morgan Junction, SCL says they haven’t even sent a repair crew out here yet. Crew expected in 45-60 minutes. Three known problems to repair. I don’t know what that means but it does not sound good for power coming on soon

  • Debbie December 30, 2013 (7:06 pm)

    Still no power at bridge park retirement apts or Elizabeth house full of very old people. Now estimating 3 am. Shouldn’t these old people be the priority instead of the last ?????

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (7:07 pm)

    I was hopeful when the City Light truck came to our street and stopped four doors down from our house an hour and a half ago. They left, but our block is still without power. I love Seattle. I love our trees. I’m even moderately fond of our local government and its departments. But it would be so nifty/incredible/awesome if a branch didn’t pose an insurmountable obstacle to timely restoring power to so many households! Spoiled groceries twice in 2 months gets expensive.

  • Joyce December 30, 2013 (7:11 pm)

    STILL out at 40th/Morgan….

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (7:24 pm)

      I am sure I have said this more than once but … if you haven’t called City Light in at least the past couple hours, call them again to be SURE they know you’re still out.

  • Debbie December 30, 2013 (7:26 pm)

    Bridge park staff said they just called again and were told 3 am

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (7:29 pm)

    Yep, WSB. Good tip and very necessary. They know we are still out, and estimating an 8:40 restoration which they might revise again to a later time, unfortunately. House is getting very cold without our heaters. Kids bundled up.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (7:34 pm)

      Don’t want to scare anybody but there was that one recent outage with some folks out for more than 24 hours. And to the person upthread who asked, yes, we will ask again tomorrow about the replacement plans. Last time I asked, there wasn’t a timetable, but that, I think, has been a few months.

  • lizzle December 30, 2013 (7:54 pm)

    What’s big, yellow, and sleeps 8? SCL sighting through the Beveridge Place window… power still out east of Morgan Junction. Thank goodness for Micro Monday.

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (8:35 pm)

    SCL was not padding their 8:40 estimate for restoration in our neighborhood. Still no power at 8:36, and they haven’t pushed back their timetable. I’m more than skeptical.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (8:44 pm)

      They tweeted at 8:36 pm that everyone was restored. So again … keep calling …

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (8:44 pm)

    Now SCL estimating 10:39 for restoration at Fauntleroy/Morgan.

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (8:47 pm)

    Called at 8:40 its now 10:20/10:30 This has now become comical, especially considering they really didn’t send a truck out our way till 8 pm, despite knowing there was an outage.

  • Linda December 30, 2013 (8:48 pm)

    Just checked again, now they’re saying 10:39 p.m. before power is restored in Morgan Junction. They just keep adding two hours to the previous estimate.

  • Wilson December 30, 2013 (8:49 pm)

    Still out at 42nd and graham

  • Noah December 30, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    Still out at California and Juneau.

  • A December 30, 2013 (8:52 pm)

    Are you kidding me? They said everyone was restored?! It has been 11 hours now and still no power. We are freezing! They just keep pushing the time back by 2 hours. Restoration time is now 10:39pm. WTF?!

  • justducky December 30, 2013 (8:54 pm)

    New estimated time 10:39 :/

    …I do see a truck in my area. Fingers crossed!

  • Dw December 30, 2013 (8:54 pm)

    All power is NOT restored! 41st and Morgan is still out with the new projected time set at 10:39 pm. It’s worth noting that this particular stretch of 41st is ALWAYS hit hardest during power outages and this time is no different. Please get the word out WSB!

  • debbie December 30, 2013 (9:08 pm)

    Lights are back on at Bridge Park! Hurray! Thank you guys — we saw a lot of very old & very cold people there tonite!

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (9:11 pm)

      Thanks for the update. Hope more good news for everybody else still out.

  • Morgan Junction Mom December 30, 2013 (9:12 pm)

    New eta for our power to come back on (41st between Fauntleroy and Graham) is 11ish tonight. Sucks!

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (9:12 pm)

    Cold and very irritated. Temps at 55 degrees in my living room. Worse near the windows. Don’t believe the outtage will be over at 10:39 as projected. I think City Light will keep bumping the estimate out by 2 hour increments and lie on Twitter about having restored all customers.

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (9:13 pm)

    I am sure you will ask this tracy, but is there a reason why it took them 10 hours to even send a truck out to our area? And why they kept pushing the time back for us?

    Apparently the ancient 4 kilovolt distribution system they still have us on is why we never show up on the GPS outage map – it makes me think there might be other reporting/tracking issues they have with the system that causes it.

  • lizzle December 30, 2013 (9:21 pm)

    40th & Morgan just had 2 mini surges of power but it’s still off as of now.

  • SD December 30, 2013 (9:22 pm)

    It just came back on at Fauntleroy and Graham, and then immediately back off–twice! Now off again, argh!!

  • A December 30, 2013 (9:24 pm)

    Colleen – we must be neighbors. I’m guessing you live behind us. 44th and Juneau – power on, power off and power on then ultimately back off. It’s a repeat of 1 pm. This is seriously ridiculous!

  • Morgan Jane December 30, 2013 (9:25 pm)

    42nd & Morgan power still out. WSB I wanted to thank you for the awesome job you do with reporting, and keeping the WS community informed. Thank You!!

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (9:27 pm)

    Power flickered on a few times and then went out again just as quickly. I wish I was a more patient person. But I’m not.

  • A December 30, 2013 (9:42 pm)

    Two trucks driving through the area – but 12 hours into it???
    -44th and Juneau

  • justducky December 30, 2013 (9:45 pm)

    Cool, was going to the store and discovered my car has been broken into. Took my crappy dc/ac converter. Warning, if you use that, it *will* blow out the fuse in your car. Bahahaha!

    Waiting until daylight to look for further damages and to report.

  • Sonia December 30, 2013 (9:46 pm)

    New ETA for power to the East side if the 6500 42nd Ave SW block is 10:39 pm. Hopefully this is the last change.

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (9:51 pm)

    LOL yup A, I am right behind you guys :) We haven’t had one this bad in a while, but this is just getting old. and cold.

  • B December 30, 2013 (9:51 pm)

    Very disappointed with SCL. Power on,
    Power off, power on, power off. Why is the 41st and Morgan st area always the last. Think they should have to pay for my groceries that have to be tossed out!!

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (9:55 pm)

    Restoration time is now 1 am tomorrow for Fauntleroy/Morgan.

  • B December 30, 2013 (10:00 pm)

    Power on..

  • SF December 30, 2013 (10:05 pm)

    Power is now on! 42nd and Fauntleroy. Sorry to those still without power. Hopefully it comes on soon.

  • FirstWorldProblemPouter December 30, 2013 (10:08 pm)

    Just got our power back. Whew!

  • SD December 30, 2013 (10:11 pm)

    Power on Fauntleroy and Graham, seems to be sticking, fingers crossed!

  • Morgan_joe December 30, 2013 (10:13 pm)

    Power on -finally. Happy New Year!

  • Sonia December 30, 2013 (10:15 pm)

    Yay! The power is back!

  • m11y December 30, 2013 (10:28 pm)

    Power restored at 42nd and Graham at 10pm.

  • A December 30, 2013 (10:40 pm)

    Can’t believe power is back on 44th and Juneau. It only took 12+ hours… Now I can go spend the day tomorrow grocery shopping to replace all of the food I’ll have to throw away. Not happy.

  • Colleen December 30, 2013 (10:42 pm)

    Power!! And thankful for garbage pickup today as there will be space for the fridge emptying.

  • A December 30, 2013 (10:43 pm)

    One positive thing I should mention – while in the yard with the two kiddos late today removing Christmas lights two women out walking their dogs stopped to chat. When they heard we had no power they offered their kitchen to me to use. Really nice. They never lost power at Juneau and 48th.

  • Community Member December 30, 2013 (10:44 pm)

    I saw the power go on at 42 and Fauntleroy at 10:15 – but then it went back off again. At 10:25 when I left, It was still off, but there was a crew working in the alley.

  • Joe December 30, 2013 (10:53 pm)

    I talked to the linemen and they said the reason it took so long was because they couldn’t find the fault in the line that was causing the power to immediately go back off when they tried turning it back on…I also spoke to him again after the power was restored a he said two of the three lines were good but the third line (1/2 mile long) was still out and they couldn’t find the problem. I’m assuming they found it and everyone is back on now.

  • CA December 30, 2013 (10:58 pm)

    Our power has been back on for about an hour, but the apartments next door are still out :-(

    SCL is in the alley still working. Not everyone is back on yet.

    • WSB December 30, 2013 (11:12 pm)

      Which alley is that?

  • CA December 30, 2013 (11:27 pm)

    Between 41st and 42nd between Fauntleroy and Graham.

    SCL is still working back there and there’s still no power in the apartment building.

  • Glasshalffull December 31, 2013 (6:39 am)

    We took it as a sign to get out of the house. So many museums to choose from, it was tough to decide what warm, well-lit venue to spend the day in.
    Beat my plans to clean the house and our away Christmas stuff.
    So sorry to those who had to stay home, or didn’t get power restored sooner.

  • A December 31, 2013 (7:32 am)

    Honestly, losing power happens far too often. To read comments from ppl saying that they’ve lived in their house for 15 years and never lost power before is incredible to me. We’ve been here 5 years in this house and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve lost power bc it has happened way too many times. In fact, on our block its only about 4 or 5 houses. The people across the street never lose power. They’ really need to fix this situation. Although we are planning to sell this house. Good luck to the new owners.

  • gina December 31, 2013 (8:48 am)

    I lucked out. Relative was leaving town, and still had power, They dropped off bag of ice, and I loaded fridge contents into cooler. Took softened ice creams over to friend that had power.
    Didn’t have to open big freezer that had ice bags in it. Meats and veggies and fruits still frozen solid when power came back on.

  • llleee3 December 31, 2013 (10:48 am)

    Anyone else facing a huge furnace bill thanks to the power outage crashing the circuit work! Our furnace is only seven years old and that lil twig did more damage than I care to cover out of pocket!

  • a stick, just a stick December 31, 2013 (12:29 pm)

    llleee3- didn’t you read all the comments above? no complaining allowed. first world problems.

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