UPDATE: Power outage in The Junction

5:14 PM: Thanks for the tips. A power outage in The Junction is affecting some businesses – we’re told at least part of the east side of California between Alaska and Oregon. Also, Gary Potter from Potter Construction (WSB sponsor) says the traffic signal at 42nd/Alaska is out, “transformer blew.” Updates to come.

5:22 PM: Seattle City Light’s map (from which we’ve added a screengrab, above) says 20 customers are out.

5:31 PM: The map has been updated again – now it says 491 customers are without power. We’re updating the map above, too.

6:50 PM: SCL now attributes the outage to “bird/animal.” Though the estimate for restoration is tomorrow morning, please remember that the restoration estimates are just speculative and generally bear no relation to when the power actually is restored – could be a lot sooner, could be later.

9:26 PM: City Light map hasn’t updated yet but we’re getting multiple reports of power restoration. (Added: The map caught up; outage over.)

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Power outage in The Junction"

  • Just wondering June 11, 2021 (5:54 pm)

    Is everyone ready if the power is lost due to an earthquake?  Have ready water, food that does not need refrigeration and clothes to keep warm.  Also money in small bills as without electricity cash and bank machines do not work!  Nor do gas pumps!

    • This June 11, 2021 (9:48 pm)

      Smart, thanks for the thoughtful suggestion!

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy June 11, 2021 (6:47 pm)

    It’s not showing on the outage map but trader Joe’s is closed no power as well. 

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy June 11, 2021 (7:17 pm)

      Power was still out just now when I walked by, but it seemed confined to the customer part of the store.  There were lights on in back. Might not be related to the other nearby outage. Or they have a generator for the back area. 

    • Dtown June 11, 2021 (8:02 pm)

      Confirming it’s still out as of 8pm. I just walked by and saw the employees heading out so I guess they decided to just close early and send folks home.

  • Gary June 11, 2021 (7:55 pm)

    Had dinner at Taleriicos an hour ago and they still had power.  All the neighbors didn’t though. People were also saying they lost power in half their apartment building.

  • In The Dark June 11, 2021 (9:14 pm)

    Power just came back in my building.

    • WSB June 11, 2021 (9:22 pm)

      Yay! Thanks for the update. City Light map usually is lagged in updating so we really appreciate firsthand reports.

  • Shandoo June 11, 2021 (9:32 pm)

    Signal at 42nd and Alaska was still dark at 9pm

  • WGA June 11, 2021 (11:24 pm)

    Wow, earlier today, my battery backup/surge protector shut down my computer, monitor and external hard drives. I heard a pop from under my desk and everything shut off. I can’t remember the exact time but this probably solves the mystery.

  • In The Dark June 12, 2021 (7:10 pm)

    Another outage? Power’s down at my building again.

    • WSB June 12, 2021 (7:16 pm)

      Yup, writing the story as we speak. Maybe even the same pole…

  • Red June 14, 2021 (7:02 pm)

    Power outage In capitol hill as of 630pm today 

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