Power outage along Roxbury, repairs under way

6:32 PM: More than 50 homes/businesses in pockets along Roxbury, between 35th and 20th, are without power, but Seattle City Light crews tell us it shouldn’t last much longer. It’s affecting signals, though, including 30th/Roxbury, so be careful and treat any nonworking signal intersection as a four-way stop. The cause is listed as “equipment failure,” apparently in a vault.

7 PM: The map suggests the easternmost pockets have been restored.

4 Replies to "Power outage along Roxbury, repairs under way"

  • sophista-tiki September 12, 2014 (6:59 pm)

    great, dont let the doomers hear this. they’ll head for the survivalist shelters because in their minds its proof that the solar flairs are permanently knocking out the power grid. ( gigantic eye roll)

  • Mike September 12, 2014 (8:15 pm)

    sophista-tiki, it’s not a doomers thing, it’s a legitimate concern. It has done it in the past and can do it again. Welcome to science. :)

  • Johnston September 12, 2014 (9:28 pm)

    Mike’s right, it is really interesting that we had a weird spotty outage like this at a time of increased EMF. Might just be a huge coincidence, but I’d love to know what City Light finds out.

    It’s only a doomer issue because a gigantic coronal mass ejection could be very bad news for the planet. So could an asteroid; one passed within 25,000 miles of us a few days ago.

  • Cass September 13, 2014 (9:18 am)

    Power is back out at 34th and Roxbury, and the crew says it will be 6-8 hours before restoration.

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