UPDATE: Harbor Avenue power outage

10:52 PM: 120 Seattle City Light customers near Seacrest have been without power since early afternoon, according to the SCL map. We just heard about it from a resident who returned home to find their electricity off. “No cause found,” per the map, but of course we’ll check with SCL Monday to see what went wrong. Our tipster reports “three utility trucks on site” with crews working “in a manhole.”

11:56 PM: The map shows the outage has ended.

9:45 AM: Rod points out in comments that the update was incorrect, the outage has NOT been resolved. Now the SCL map shows that as well as a different start time and a notation that “equipment failure” is to blame.

ADDED WEDNESDAY: We followed up with SCL spokesperson Julie Moore, who replied today, “We responded to a customer report of an outage on Saturday and found a fuse blown, but no immediate obvious cause. Crews restored the circuit and it appeared all customers were restored, which is why the map reflected no outage at that point. However, upon receiving a new customer report, crews responded again and found a failed transformer, which turned out to be the cause of the original outage. They repaired it and fully restored service.”

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Harbor Avenue power outage"

  • Rod October 10, 2021 (6:49 am)

    The outage has NOT ended as of 6:45 am Sunday.  Not sure why the map was incorrect.

    • WSB October 10, 2021 (9:45 am)

      Thanks, it’s back now. I refreshed it multiple times before updating. Also the notation has changed the start time as well as the cause (now “equipment failure”).

  • Rod October 11, 2021 (7:00 am)

    The SCL crew was able to pump out about six feet of water in the electrical vault & replace a transformer.Thanks!

  • WSB October 13, 2021 (12:08 pm)

    Finally added SCL info on the cause and why it vanished from the map for a while – TR

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