Updates: Power outage in south West Seattle

Working on details – more shortly.

City Light says about 4000 customers are without power as of 1:15 this afternoon. The boundaries are listed as Webster SW on the north down to 113th Place SW, 30th SW on the east to Puget Sound on the west. Crews have been dispatched and as of 1:45 no time was given for when power would be restored.

Update 2 pm: According to Mike it’s affecting some traffic signals near Lincoln Park.


Update 2 pm: The Webster and Cloverdale signals are out (Webster shown in photo above, taken just before 2 pm), as are the ferry dock toll booths.

Update 2 pm: Fauntleroy power just came back on. Still waiting to hear back from City Light about the cause. Thanks to everyone who sent e-mail/text tips about the outage!

6 Replies to "Updates: Power outage in south West Seattle"

  • InArborHeights October 6, 2008 (1:54 pm)

    Went out at 1:00, I called Seattle City Light, they didn’t know the cause yet and told me to call back.

  • MargL October 6, 2008 (2:02 pm)

    Sweet – I’m in that box but still have power!

  • InArborHeights October 6, 2008 (2:15 pm)

    My power is back. Out at 1:00, restored at 2:10.

  • Mike Eagan October 6, 2008 (2:43 pm)

    Power has been fully restored. A short in an underground cable was the apparent cause. Don’t forget, City Light still relies on citizens to call the Outage Hotline (206) 684-7400 to report outages. With more wind forecast, remember also to be safe! Stay at least 10 feet away from any down wires and, if there’s time, keep trees in your yard trimmed away from power lines.

  • WSB October 6, 2008 (2:47 pm)

    Hi, Mike, I left a message for Scott. What was the cause? – Tracy @ WSB

  • aimymichelle October 6, 2008 (2:51 pm)

    it was out in arbor heights also.

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