WEST SEATTLE POWER OUTAGE: 2,000+ customers affected in WS, South Park, White Center

11:28 AM: Thanks for the tips – we heard from two people in Highland Park/Riverview before this big power outage even appeared on the Seattle City Light map. More than 2,000 customers (homes/businesses) are out.

11:37 AM: As the map shows, the outage also stretches into parts of White Center and South Park. The SCL map now has a restoration-time “guesstimate” of 2:31 pm – but keep in mind, could be sooner, could be later. We haven’t yet heard what caused it – if you’re seeing SCL trucks, please let us know, since that’s usually a clue. // And remember that dark traffic signals = all-way stops. Someone just messaged us to say there’s already been a crash at 8th/Roxbury.

12:07 PM: West Marginal/Highland Park Way is another major intersection with the lights out, and people “driving recklessly” as a dispatcher relayed a little while ago (monitored via scanner). SCL says a crash is what caused this and they’re still hopeful of having the power back on by 2:30ish.

12:38 PM: Added two photos from 8th/Roxbury – above, SPD is helping with traffic there (there’s a crash and a stalled vehicle); below, SDOT working with the signal box (and a generator).

12:43 PM: At least part of the area has the power back, per comment and texts, after about an hour and a half.

12:54 PM: The SCL map has updated and says the outage is about two-thirds of its original size – now 1,300+ customers, mostly south/east of West Seattle.

1:08 PM: Now down to 560+ customers out.

1:35 PM: And now just a handful.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE POWER OUTAGE: 2,000+ customers affected in WS, South Park, White Center"

  • Alki Bee June 15, 2017 (11:40 am)

    Lights flickered twice on Alki at about 11:35 am but power still on.

  • Mark June 15, 2017 (11:43 am)

    There was also a power flicker @11:19 in the admiral neighborhood but didn’t go out.

  • AS June 15, 2017 (11:46 am)

    Ours flickered about 15 minutes ago on Avalon but still on!

  • Hockeychick725 June 15, 2017 (11:47 am)

    I wondered what that was. We live up in Youngstown and our power fizzled a few times, but never actually went out. 

  • sc June 15, 2017 (11:48 am)

    We’re at the top of Charlestown hill.  Our lights were blinking about 20 minutes ago but stayed on.

    Remember everybody if this is at night where are your flashlights?

  • 56bricks June 15, 2017 (11:49 am)

    Morgan Junction flickers but still on.

  • why_cause June 15, 2017 (12:06 pm)

    Our lights are still on after flickering a few times, but the cable and internet are down near Sanislo.

  • VS June 15, 2017 (12:08 pm)

    The intersection of W. Marginal and Highland Park Way is a disaster without traffic lights.

    • Hp June 15, 2017 (12:21 pm)

      Actually I was really impressed with how well people were managing there with so many lanes. Lots of patience for such a dreary day.

  • kgraham June 15, 2017 (12:14 pm)

    Been flickering the last hour or so down on W Marginal by the West Seattle Bridge

  • Rebecca Evans June 15, 2017 (12:26 pm)

    Sanislo Elementary is without power but they are prepared with flashlights, natural light and lanterns.  You know the kids are loving it!  Funny how things are way more exciting when you are young!  :-)

  • WSB June 15, 2017 (12:29 pm)

    Break in routine, always fun. Thanks for the Sanislo update! – TR

  • Melissa June 15, 2017 (12:41 pm)

    Power just came back at 17th ave sw and myrtle. :D

    • WSB June 15, 2017 (12:43 pm)

      Thanks for the update! The map usually lags a bit so we hear first via comments and texts (just got a couple of those too, 206-293-6302 any time)

  • kgraham June 15, 2017 (2:19 pm)

    12th and Myrtle is up and running!

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