UPDATE: Early-morning power outage peaks at 2,000+ customers in Puget Ridge, Highland Park, Riverview, South Park, more

4:37 AM: Thanks for the texts – power is out for what Seattle City Light‘s outage map says are 2,000+ homes/businesses from Highland Park southward. More to come.

4:49 AM: Also parts of Puget Ridge, Riverview, South Park, White Center – we’ve added a screengrab from the outage map. No word yet on the cause. The SCL map has a restoration-time estimate of 11 am but as we always remind you during power outages, that is just a guess, could be much earlier, could be much later. And please remember if you are driving before the power’s back on – any signalized intersection where the signal’s out or flashing means it’s an all-ways stop.

5:34 AM: Getting texts (thank you!) saying power’s back on. Waiting to see via the map if it’s back for everyone.

5:38 AM: Map has updated. Down to 500+ customers, in White Center (mostly Greenbridge vicinity):

6:07 AM: And it’s halved to 240 customers, north Greenbridge. “Equipment failure” is now listed as the cause.

8:44 AM: SCL says the equipment that failed is a switch, and it’s being replaced. They hope to have everybody back up and running by 1 pm.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Early-morning power outage peaks at 2,000+ customers in Puget Ridge, Highland Park, Riverview, South Park, more"

  • Rob m February 27, 2017 (5:35 am)

    It’s back on 

    • Kelly February 27, 2017 (5:41 am)

      From the ridge over the green belt and above South Park (5th and Kenyon) our bird’s eye view shows power on in Highland Park and in the valley below.

      • WSB February 27, 2017 (5:42 am)

        The SCL map shows ~500 still out (adding framegrab in a moment). Centered around Greenbridge. The only major intersection potentially involved is Roxbury/8th – we’ll check the light there if this isn’t all resolved soon.

  • Kelly M February 27, 2017 (5:36 am)

    Power back on at 5th Ave SW & SW Kenyon in Highland Park!

    • Kelly February 27, 2017 (5:47 am)

      We both live at 5th and Kenyon! I live in the brick pump house, which house do you live in?

      • Kelly M February 27, 2017 (6:28 am)

        The gray house with the solar panels – just a few doors up from you!

        • Alan February 27, 2017 (11:19 am)

          WSB – Where neighbors meet!

          I love that historic pump house. I toyed with the idea of buying it back in 2013.

          Related fact: Much of the power to South Park runs down the power lines on Kenyon. That is why when power lines are down on HP Way, large portions of South Park go out as well.

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