Suddenly they change the tune

Weird … five minutes after we listened to the City Light recording (206-684-3000 and wade thru the menu), they posted a new one that was much vaguer. Gone were the specifics about a certain area that might be out for eight hours; gone were the specifics about the “broken cross arm on a pole” being to blame … instead, the 9:07 pm update had the language of bureaucracy, “no estimated time for restoration” and “the cause is unknown.” The boundaries seemed a little off too, considering what we saw as we drove north of Morgan Junction. If you’ve got yours back, please post a comment and let us know; our correspondent back home in Upper Fauntleroy is definitely still in the dark.

6 Replies to "Suddenly they change the tune"

  • Steve Edwardsen December 29, 2006 (9:37 pm)

    Strange to encounter another blackout so far after the storm. Lingering after effects I suppose. Maybe I should just buy freeze dried food and keep my propane stove at hand? The blackout was only for about 20 minutes or so where I live at Raymond and California. Ironically I misjudged the necessity of buying more candles…I mean, what are the chances of it happening again?

    I will be buying up a surplus tomorrow, I can tell you!

  • Katrina December 29, 2006 (9:54 pm)

    206-684-7400 will take you straight to the outtage hotline – no menu surfing required :-)

    I never thought I might need that number on speed dial until tonight…

  • Administrator December 29, 2006 (10:04 pm)

    Re: supplies in case of another blackout … that’s why we bought every D battery we encountered in the days before Christmas. Managed to score about four 4-packs at Fred Meyer/Burien, and stuffed stockings with them. The food is the part that really is annoying, though. We still haven’t stocked up TOO much but there’s enough in there now that we’re going to have to look for ice once they finally kick us out of here …

  • Vickie December 29, 2006 (10:23 pm)

    I am on California between Raymond and Graham – was out when this outage happened (up north in the Admiral and Alki areas then came back via Beach Drive) but was home around 9:45 and power was back on…

    Was in the Junction for dinner – approximately 7-8 pm and lights flickered in the restaurant a few times but ditn’ go out, no other indication that we had there was an outage going on until I got home and noticed it had gone out and then I saw your posting here. Thanks for keeping us informed!

  • KMO December 29, 2006 (10:43 pm)

    I am on south of Fauntleroy (by the Lincoln Park tennis court in front of 76 gas station ) and we are still in dark….
    Just letting you guys know.
    Hopefully, we will all get our power back soon.

  • Bubba December 30, 2006 (10:40 am)

    We’ve added this to our cache (seems to work well)

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