UPDATE: 5-hour West Seattle Junction power outage

8:21 AM: Thanks for the tip! Seattle City Light’s map shows power out since 5:30 am to 425 customers in The Junction. No cause listed yet; we are checking with SCL.

8:32 AM: Just drove through the area: One sign of outage, 42nd/Alaska signal is dark.

9:31 AM: The Senior Center of West Seattle is partially out.

10:44 AM: As noted by commenters and confirmed by the map, power’s back. Julie Moore of SCL tells WSB a crow apparently caused it.

17 Replies to "UPDATE: 5-hour West Seattle Junction power outage"

  • Amy Lee Derenthal July 21, 2020 (8:56 am)

    Partial outage at the Senior Center in the Junction and no internet

    • WSB July 21, 2020 (9:30 am)

      Thank you for the update!

  • West Seattle Islander July 21, 2020 (9:35 am)

    Crew about to do some work in the 4200 block of SW Oregon Street.

    • West Seattle Islander July 21, 2020 (10:06 am)

      Bird or animal appears to be the cause. 

      • WSB July 21, 2020 (10:10 am)

        That’s a recent update.

    • West Seattle since 1979 July 21, 2020 (12:59 pm)

      @West Seattle Islander: Love your handle. Very appropriate!

  • Roebling July 21, 2020 (9:58 am)

    We had a partial outage at 42nd and Oregon and it just became a complete outage. I had 2 outlets that worked and they just went out. So now nothing. Thanks for the updates. 

  • Aw July 21, 2020 (10:00 am)

    Power just went out.. i live behind coastline burger. Near same crew that’s in the picture above.

  • Kelly Strand Anderson July 21, 2020 (10:04 am)

    Junction 47 Apartments in the Junction is without power. I can hear generators running, and only one light in my kitchen will turn on, no ceiling fans, no internet. No elevators, stairs only, but I could open underground garage door. The Starbucks downstairs (corner of California and Alaska) is closed with sign “due to power outage.” Street lights out at California and 42nd. Looks like many shops along street are dark. Email from our building managers at 8am said, “The Fire Department said that the alarm this morning could have been a chain reaction to another incident that happened across town about an hour before the alarm and power went out.”

  • Jim Del Ciello July 21, 2020 (10:15 am)

    Power was just re-established for us in the 4300 block of 42nd Ave SW

  • Aw July 21, 2020 (10:28 am)

    Power back behind Shadowland/coastline burger

    • James July 21, 2020 (8:33 pm)

      What time was this

      • WSB July 21, 2020 (8:43 pm)

        The outage start time is in the story.

  • James July 21, 2020 (8:32 pm)

    What time did the power come back on. I just received a text from an employee at 815 that power was out at 45 and Alaska 

    • WSB July 21, 2020 (8:45 pm)

      See the timestamp on the comments – just before 10:30 am. Maybe your text came thru delayed? No outages on the map right now in that area.

  • Oregon & 42nd July 21, 2020 (8:54 pm)

    Just heard a loud pop and saw a flash from a cable line at ~20:10 in the parking lot across from oregon 42/next to the AJ. Internet is out again, still have power. 

  • Chris July 22, 2020 (12:13 am)

    Just lost cable and internet…again. Power on. 

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