FOLLOWUP: Hundreds in west Admiral get their power back

(WSB photo)

Going on 44 hours since the first outages caused by Tuesday night’s windstorm, the biggest remaining pocket finally got power back tonight. We took that photo of a Seattle City Light crew working near 49th/Waite just after dusk tonight; the outage map shows the longrunning 300+-customer pocket in that area has had power restored. The map still shows more than 20 spot outages remaining around West Seattle – most affecting one or two customers. Around the SCL service area, 1,000+ customers are still out, down from what the utility says was a peak of 74,000 customers.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Hundreds in west Admiral get their power back"

  • namercury January 14, 2021 (7:10 pm)

    From West Admiral are of West Seattle. I hate to think of what would happen if we had a really serious natural or other emergency.  We’ve  had several more serious wind storms in the 40 years I’ve lived in West Seattle.  I’m concerned that Seattle City Light may have become more bloated and less competent.  

    • Lbalm January 14, 2021 (10:03 pm)

      Perhaps SCL has to respond to more people now than 40 years ago due to population growth and the infrastructure is aging. Remember that row of 24 power poles that fell down in 2019 near Boeing Field? I reported one pole on Beach that was completely rotted inside.

  • Admiral resident January 14, 2021 (7:43 pm)

    I was in the Admiral outage area. 23 hours without electricity. Power came back on at 6:30.

  • RP January 14, 2021 (8:19 pm)

    Thank you Seattle city lights! Working hard to get our lights (and heat) back! It’s amazing what a difference those little things make. 

  • RP January 15, 2021 (11:45 am)

    Anyone else with century link having issues? We’re in the 49th and Waite area and it’s been down since we lost power. 

  • Lola January 15, 2021 (12:46 pm)

    I am hoping my son and their Newborn Baby can get down 49th today, they come home from the hospital.  I told him to show them his Drivers license so maybe they will let them thru. 

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