11:19 AM: Lincoln Park is just one of the places where the overnight windstorm took out trees. (Thanks to Mindi Katzman for the top photo!) That’s also the major cause of the outages that cut power to almost 5,000 people in West Seattle overnight (here’s our as-it-happened coverage). About 450 customers are still out, mostly in Gatewood/Upper Fauntleroy (WSB HQ included) – here’s a screengrab from the Seattle City Light map:
This also is the biggest outage still remaining in SCL’s entire service area. There are several other small pocket outages, including one affecting the West Seattle Health Club – trees came down along Longfellow Creek by the club (thanks to Mark Tiedemann for the photos):
The weather alert expired at 10 am as scheduled but it’ll still be breezy for the rest of the day. Storm-aftermath updates to come.
12:30 PM: Thanks for the tips! City Light has just returned to the 45th SW dead end south of Austin (which also was the problem location last time we lost power a few years back). Lines here go through a greenbelt.
They’ve gone into the greenbelt and chainsaw(s) can be heard.
2:15 PM: Heather reports via Twitter that the Admiral pocket is back. And the SCL map suggests part of “our” outage is restored – we are away from HQ so can’t confirm yet.
2:27 PM: Just arrived, and yes, after 11 hours, we’re back. Tallying the remaining outages now.
4:07 PM: Three spots in West Seattle still show as being out – the 49-customer pocket in Gatewood/south Morgan, 3 customers on Beach Drive near Cormorant Cove Park, and the Longfellow Creek tree trouble that took out West Seattle Health Club power.