UPDATE: Power’s back on at Pathfinder K-8; what City Light says about outage (and flicker elsewhere)

9:21 AM: Thanks for the tips about a power outage at Pathfinder K-8 on Pigeon Point. It never did show up on the City Light map so we tried calling the school – just got through and they tell us it WAS out but just came back on.

10:12 AM: We asked City Light about the outage. Here’s what Tony White can tell us about it so far:

There was a short outage this morning for some customers in the West Seattle/Delridge area due to a momentary outage on a feeder line coming from the Delridge Substation. It’s possible the outage at Pathfinder K-8 was related to this feeder outage, but not yet confirmed.

Crews have yet to determine the cause of the feeder outage, and are currently investigating to ascertain what happened. When they conclude their investigation of the feeder outage, they will be more informed about the possible cause of the Pathfinder outage. … They are currently walking the lines investigating the feeder outage, which has the potential to affect numerous customers if it were to happen again. When outages occur, City Light’s response prioritizes life safety first, followed by emergency services and then by repairs which will bring the largest number of customers back into service.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Power's back on at Pathfinder K-8; what City Light says about outage (and flicker elsewhere)"

  • MikeRussellFoto June 19, 2018 (10:06 am)

    We experienced a brief power outage in Admiral District a few minutes after 8am, as well. Lasted about 10-20 seconds. The same exact thing happened last Friday afternoon (around 4pm, I think). Hoping this doesn’t become a regular occurrence. 

    • Kathleen June 19, 2018 (10:08 am)

      We are in N Delridge and had the same. We rarely lose power due out proximity to the steel mill but with all the construction I am not entirely surprised. Just extremely annoyed.

    • WSB June 19, 2018 (10:08 am)

      I have an inquiry out to City Light regarding extent and cause. Co-publisher tells me we had a short flicker here in Upper Fauntleroy around the same time, too.

  • blake June 19, 2018 (1:00 pm)

    Avalon SW, Luna Park area,  power out @ 8:10am then right back on.

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