West Seattle power outage update: More than 2,000 customers

ORIGINAL 1:43 PM REPORT: So far we’ve gotten reports from Pigeon Point and Puget Ridge that some are without power. City Light‘s “system status map” happens to be down right now for maintenance, but we have a call out to the utility to find out more about what’s going on. Please let us know if you’re reading this via something battery-powered because the outage is affecting you too.

1:53 PM UPDATE: Just heard back from Scott Thomsen at City Light. He says the outage is affecting 2,061 homes/businesses. They’re not sure about the cause but he says dispatchers got a report of “balloons in the wires” somewhere in the area – and if that’s the problem, he says, it should be a quick fix (p.s., Scott adds, please DON’T release balloons, especially the mylar ones, they’re bad news for power lines); if that’s not the cause, it may not be so quick. The boundaries SCL lists – which are never precise, so this does NOT mean everyone in this area is powerless, nor does it mean no one is without power outside the “boundaries” – are Brandon SW on the north, SW 106th on the south, 21st SW in the west, 10th SW in the east. In comments here, and via the WSB Facebook page, we’re also hearing that part of West Marginal Way South – which is part of South Park – is affected too.

2:18 PM UPDATE: Thanks for all the updates. Some in Highland Park report their power’s back on. Haven’t heard from other areas yet.

4:21 PM UPDATE: No formal followup info from SCL yet but more people have reported getting their power back. The “system status” map is back too and indicates one lingering trouble spot, in Puget Ridge.

17 Replies to "West Seattle power outage update: More than 2,000 customers"

  • Jean May 8, 2012 (1:47 pm)

    Out of power in Southpark, Northwest Center

  • razorfish May 8, 2012 (1:47 pm)

    highland park outage

  • Mike B May 8, 2012 (1:47 pm)

    My fiance’ says West Marginal Way is out, down by the 99 bridge.

  • Jeanine May 8, 2012 (1:49 pm)

    Out near 18th and Myrtle. I wonder if Sanislo elementary is out too.

  • Ryan Clodfelter May 8, 2012 (1:51 pm)

    The whole block is out where we live by the Riverview ball park.

  • HelperMonkey May 8, 2012 (1:51 pm)

    we’re just south of the Alaska Junction, our lights flickered a few times but have stayed on. must have been a surge from the main outage.

  • Keith May 8, 2012 (1:53 pm)

    All of highland park is out

  • Tk May 8, 2012 (1:59 pm)

    Whaaaaa! I didnt save my work!!!!!

  • Dale R May 8, 2012 (2:00 pm)

    Saw the explosion and smoke from a power pole on 700 block of Kenyon, South Park. Power went out to my shop on Elmgrove.

  • westsidemegan May 8, 2012 (2:00 pm)

    South Park is out too. Was at work near 5th and Kenyon and all those businesses and a few houses are out in that surrounding area. But when I got home to Highland Park near 16th and Holden the power is on. Hope it comes back on soon! Still have work to do so I’ll be going back to work later ;-}

  • dm May 8, 2012 (2:02 pm)

    15th Ave SW and Holden: lights flickered.

  • HSG May 8, 2012 (2:04 pm)

    Power just came back on at my house by SSCC.

  • Kate May 8, 2012 (2:05 pm)

    Just got our power back, 12th and orchard area

  • sam-c May 8, 2012 (2:08 pm)

    flickered a few times around delridge/ andover, but never went out.

  • Lee May 8, 2012 (2:47 pm)

    Pathfinder K-8 is dark.

  • Trissa May 8, 2012 (3:30 pm)

    Pathfinder has power now.

  • Chris May 8, 2012 (5:01 pm)

    I’m in HP and we didn’t lose power.

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