Power outage in parts of east West Seattle

citylight.jpgThanks to those who e-mailed and texted us about an outage in parts of east West Seattle – the City Light recording says the boundaries are Brandon to 97th, 8th to 26th, with more than 800 homes/businesses affected, no word on the cause. Heading out to find out more. 7:55 PM UPDATE: One e-mail and one comment says at least some of the power’s back on – we still have a team member driving the area to see if anyone’s still out. 8:40 PM UPDATE: Found a City Light crew (photo left) patroling Delridge but no signs of lingering outage.

17 Replies to "Power outage in parts of east West Seattle"

  • bill kemp March 24, 2008 (7:49 pm)

    Our lights just came back on at 7:40. I hope they stay on! I’m afraid of the dark.

  • shihtzu March 24, 2008 (7:56 pm)

    Ours didn’t go out on Genessee Hill, but they did flicker around 7.

  • Barbara March 24, 2008 (8:20 pm)

    oh thank goodness…I thought it was just my house when the lights flickered.

  • Aim March 24, 2008 (8:23 pm)

    Ours flickered in South Delridge/Westwood/White Center border at 7-ish, but didn’t go out.

  • JanS March 24, 2008 (8:28 pm)

    admiral district here…mine flickered, too, around 7pm…

  • MargL March 24, 2008 (9:37 pm)

    I was heading down to South Park at around 7:20pm and noticed the stoplights at the Olson/Meyers Way/1st Ave S intersection were out. They were still out when I came thru again at 8:50pm – by that time there was a cop car sitting in the intersection with his lights on as a warning.

  • Bill March 24, 2008 (10:01 pm)

    9:50pm – Power out on 10 SW north of SW Trenton, but on south of SW Trenton on 10 SW.

  • LyndaB March 24, 2008 (11:37 pm)

    bill, my mom wanted to offer you an extension cord from our house to yours. :)

  • beef March 25, 2008 (1:11 am)

    my internets and cable went out during that time but not my power.

  • bill kemp March 25, 2008 (7:41 am)

    LOL Lynda, next time I might take you up on your offer.;) By the way thanks for calling and checking up on us.You guys are the best.

  • bwilly March 25, 2008 (8:26 am)

    we didn’t get ours back on until 2am… time to restock the fridge…

  • WhyNoPower March 25, 2008 (10:05 am)

    I lost power at approx. 7 PM. It was not restored until approx 4 AM. I can’t find any reason for such a long loss of power. And yes I lost all my refridgerator contents – opened it right as the power was going out (talk about bad timing).

  • WestwoodWriter March 25, 2008 (10:07 am)

    What is WRONG with Seattle City Light?!?! It is 2008. Electricity gained wide use in the late 1800’s. Seattle City Light has had about 120 YEARS to try to get it right, and yet still they just cut power to 800 people (in low-income neighborhoods!) whenever they feel like it. No one is asking why? City Light NEVER says what was really wrong and why it took 10 hours to restore power to MOST of the 800-400 customers. After the deadly outages of 2006, the head of City Light’s head, Jorge Carrasco should have been HANDED to the City Council, but instead he’s still running City Light into the ground and making lots o of money while doing it. How can a modern American city expect to retain residents when we can’t even keep the lights on? I don’t know what’s going on in West Seattle lately, but between the blackouts, vandalism, arson, and explosion of petty thievery, I’m putting my house on the market and heading out of town. I’ve live in Seattle for 13 years, and I’ve finally had enough.

  • WSB March 25, 2008 (10:17 am)

    I’m checking with City Light communications to see what the official word is on the outage cause and the delay in power restoration.

  • WestwoodWriter March 25, 2008 (10:29 am)

    Good luck with that. City Light took down their outage page after the 2006 Jorge fiasco.

  • WSB March 25, 2008 (10:38 am)

    No, they just put it up when there are big problems like the storm. I actually got a quick answer and will post a separate item shortly, just trying to clarify one location issue in the response.

  • WhyNoPower March 25, 2008 (4:47 pm)

    What storm are you talking about? The afternoon of Monday March 24, 2008 was a beautiful, calm, sunny (perfect) spring day. Some would complain that they had to wear coats (temp = 50’s), others would remember the shirt-sleve spring day! There were storm cells out at the coast from time to time, but Seattle was at her best.


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