6:43 PM: Thanks for the tips. The Seattle City Light map shows a big outage affecting parts of Riverview/Highland Park but mostly stretching further south, into Burien – 6,320 homes and businesses. It started just after 6:30 pm. No word on the cause yet.
7:22 PM: The Myers/Olson light is out, as are many in Burien. Remember that means an all-way stop.
7:26 PM: About a thousand customers – including most if not all of those who were affected in WS – are back on.
7:54 PM: The outage – now stretching southward from Top Hat into Burien – is blamed on “equipment failure.”
8:40 PM: Down to 657 customers. We’ll follow up tomorrow to get a more-specific description of what failed.
9:50 PM: Got the info tonight after all. SCL spokesperson Julie Moore says, “The outage was caused by a broken cross arm on a pole, which brought wires down. Once the cause was located, we were able to restore power to most customers (all but ~650 of the original 6,300). Crews will keep working until the rest of the customers are restored, which we’re estimating could take several hours.”
2:11 AM: City Light says everyone’s back on.