West Seattle power-outage update: 116 homes/businesses

8:11 AM: Thanks to the texter who just pointed this out: Seattle City Light‘s outage map shows 121 homes/businesses without power right now in the Seacrest Park vicinity and along Harbor Avenue for a stretch eastward. They’re hoping to have it back by 10:30 am or so, but as always, that’s just a guesstimate. We’re headed that way to check on effects.

8:39 AM: While the outage map shows Seacrest, we checked at Marination – no problem there. Still checking elsewhere. No cause listed yet; we’ve seen at least one City Light crew in the area:

9:01 AM: Moondrop Coffee and Tea across from Seacrest has a note on its door saying it’s closed because of the outage. The City Light map now says “bird/animal” as the cause (and commenter Wes C. Addle backs that up), with an 11:45 am guesstimate for restoration, and a slight downgrade of affected customers to 116.

11:48 AM: The City Light map shows this outage is over.

9 Replies to "West Seattle power-outage update: 116 homes/businesses "

  • Wes C. Addle July 31, 2015 (8:53 am)

    I believe the Power outage was caused by a crow, per my sources.

    • WSB July 31, 2015 (9:01 am)

      Thanks. The City Light truck was leaving as our intrepid crew pulled up. But the outage map has now been updated to say “bird/animal” as the cause. – TR

  • Robert July 31, 2015 (9:23 am)

    Now if that Coffee Shop had been on solar…

    • WSB July 31, 2015 (9:36 am)

      Then they could be Sundrop instead of Moondrop. Anyway, they’re on the street level of a mixed-use building so that sort of decision is likely out of their hands. But it’s a good thought. Birds likely do better in entanglements with solar-power systems, too…

  • Marination July 31, 2015 (10:18 am)

    As an update, Marination has also now lost power. Will update once we’re back up and running.

    • WSB July 31, 2015 (10:25 am)

      Thanks. Hope it’s quick!

  • Cait July 31, 2015 (1:00 pm)

    That’s a pretty phallic shaped outage. I know I’m not the only one who noticed.

  • Wes C. Addle July 31, 2015 (2:57 pm)

    OMG hahahahaa
    I didn’t pick up on that, but now I have a new name for that part of town!

  • Matt S. July 31, 2015 (4:00 pm)

    Best WSB comment thread I’ve seen for a power outage. Nice work everybody!

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