Another bird-related power outage in West Seattle

Thanks to Alan for the tip: Looks like another crow-vs.-transformer power outage, this time centered in the 3800 block of 41st SW. The Seattle City Light map started off showing just one customer but is now up to nine. If you’re out but beyond what’s shown on the map, call to be sure they know (206-684-3000)!

1 Reply to "Another bird-related power outage in West Seattle"

  • Kersti muul June 8, 2019 (12:31 pm)

     In order to pop the fuse, a bird must crossphase; two body parts touching two pieces of equipment at the same time. PSE has an avian protection program where new systems are built with wires further apart (measurements taken from the fleshy parts of a birds wrist of the birds with biggest wingspan)Other deterrents are placed on equipment to discourage sitting as well as making them aware of the lines.

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