POWER OUTAGE: 300+ homes out in Brace Point area (Friday update)

9:05 PM: Thanks for the tips! 334 customers are out of power in the Brace Point area as of about 15 minutes ago. No cause yet per the City Light map, but this is an area that’s been through multiple previous outages, and is getting underground upgrades in hopes of alleviating that.

11:16 PM: The number of customers affected is now down to 166.

9:54 AM: As noted in comments, the outage – now attributed to “equipment failure” (we’re following up with SCL) – continues, and the number of customers affected is back to 334.

THURSDAY NIGHT NOTE: Per a commenter, the power was back by 2 pm. Meantime, we’re still waiting for City Light to reply to our questions about the cause and the status of the upgrade project.

FRIDAY UPDATE: SCL spokesperson Julie Moore tells WSB, “The cause of the outage was a failed cable. As far as the rebuild project, we’re waiting for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit from the Department of Ecology. We’re expecting it before the end of the month.”

8 Replies to "POWER OUTAGE: 300+ homes out in Brace Point area (Friday update)"

  • EndlessTaxpayer October 21, 2021 (7:56 am)

    This is still out. The current estimated time of restoration is about 1136AM. This is not helpful for those of us who work from home. There are limited places in West Seattle to work inside. Meanwhile, the project that is supposed to take care of this has had zero work done in the last two weeks. Seems like it is going like the bridge and we can expect the issue to be fixed in 2023.

    • KT October 21, 2021 (10:42 am)

      I’m with you on this one. They’ve been ‘preparing’ to get going on this job for a long time but I so rarely see people actually working. The woman in charge of customer interface for this project (from the contractor standpoint) is Lindsay Duke and if you have any questions/comments you can reach her at 833-350–2716. She is the neighborhood liaison for the project. This work has been contracted out to a 3rd party by SCL. Her email address is: communityoutreach@olsonbrothers.net

      • EndlessTaxpayer October 21, 2021 (4:55 pm)

        Now we have power, but no Comcast (TV or internet). Oh how I wish we had another provider comparable to them. 

  • Tina October 21, 2021 (8:37 am)

    The power is still out. And now SCL website is back to saying 334 customers affected. 

  • Tina October 21, 2021 (11:00 am)

    Just went outside to ask for a time estimate. They’re right now drilling on our street, 46th Ave SW, and one of the guys guessed it’ll be another 3-4 hours. 

  • Thomas A Wood October 21, 2021 (1:59 pm)

    City light ran a survey recently. Not that it will do any good I said  these outages are ridiculous I think all Seattlites  are tired of constant power outages.I’ve been here my whole life never saw as many outages were experiencing! They keep raising rates on the premise of updating the system

  • Marty2 October 21, 2021 (2:03 pm)

    A friend that lives in the outage area said his power was finally restored at 1:40PM Thursday.

  • Et October 21, 2021 (4:41 pm)

    4:50 PM Comcast is still out after power was restored around 2PManyone know what is going on or how to get past the robo voice at Comcast Customer Service? Thanks 

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