WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Outages linger post-storm, with a chance of more thunder and lightning

(Saturday night photo by Roy Wilkie)

3:45 PM: 18 hours after that incredible thunderstorm moved through (WSB as-it-happened coverage here), some damage has yet to be repaired. The Seattle City Light map shows the biggest outage in Fauntleroy is finally over, but other pockets east of The Junction and in the Beach Drive area. Some have also noted cable/internet outages too; Dustin emailed to say he’s been out of Comcast service most of the day and their outage map shows stretches of the Fauntleroy and Roxhill areas are out. And at least one traffic signal was still affected – 35th and Henderson – when we went through around 1:30 pm:

Please remember that a malfunctioning traffic signal means the intersection is an all-way stop. Meantime, be aware that the forecast says there’s a chance of thunderstorms again tonight and/or tomorrow. For now, though, some sunshine, and a rainbow just photographed by Melissa Kegler:

And if you’re interested in a little more scientific detail about what happened last night, weather analyst Cliff Mass updated his storm post.

9:28 PM: Thanks for the updates in comments. Surveying the pockets still on the City Light map, looks like 150 or so customers are still out in West Seattle, after 24 hours; the biggest pocket is near 35th/Alaska. SCL tweeted earlier, “Due to the large number of scattered outages throughout our service territory and the amount of equipment that needs to be replaced, restoration time may take longer than usual.” Though fewer than 1,000 customers remain out in their service area, that’s distributed among 134 separate outages.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Outages linger post-storm, with a chance of more thunder and lightning"

  • Jennifer September 8, 2019 (4:33 pm)

    Thank you to the men in truck 70770 — they are fixing our outage at 58TH and Chilberg. They were very pleased to report that the Seahawks won. 

  • Jane September 8, 2019 (4:54 pm)

    We still have no power on 37th and Alaska been out since 8:30 last night.

  • Dustin September 8, 2019 (5:08 pm)

    Comcast service restored as of 5pm (and there was much rejoicing). 

  • Litespeed September 8, 2019 (6:34 pm)

    Power still out as of 6:30pm at 36th and Alaska.

    • WSB September 8, 2019 (7:05 pm)

      Thanks for the update!

  • EM September 8, 2019 (7:14 pm)

    Power’s still out at 35th & Hudson too. Off to get ice…

  • Sb2780 September 8, 2019 (7:52 pm)

    Still no power off of Beach Drive behind La Rustica. About 30 customers affected. 

  • Paula Weir September 8, 2019 (7:58 pm)

    Traffic and street lights still out at 35th & Alaska. 

  • tracy brigham September 8, 2019 (8:46 pm)

    We still don’t have power on 35th near camp long! Crews were out this evening, but weren’t able to restore power :(:(. 

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