WEST SEATTLE WINDSTORM: Downed trees; outage updates

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.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WINDSTORM: Downed trees; outage updates"

  • Josh B. December 11, 2021 (12:02 pm)

    We are across Lincoln Park on Kenyon Pl and our power is up and has been since we woke up this morning. 

    • Elissa December 11, 2021 (12:54 pm)

      We are 46th and the other Kenyon and we don’t. I think your neighbs across the street don’t have power like Zac, Sarah, Judy. 

    • Brian R December 11, 2021 (1:26 pm)

      Good for you Josh B.  We live one street over and our power has been out since 3 AM.  Nobody likes a power braggart!

      • Josh B. December 11, 2021 (1:44 pm)

        Wasn’t trying to brag… just saw the map here and noticed we were in the area showing as out and wanted to give WSB the word. Seems our side of Kenyon PL is some sort of cut off. 

        • WSB December 11, 2021 (2:19 pm)

          Thank you!

  • Ktrapp December 11, 2021 (12:33 pm)

    Not sure how widespread it is, but our Xfinity service has been down all day.  It briefly came back up around 10:45, but went down again about an hour later.  The first outage, they were predicting it would be up by 9:45.  This second outage, they’re not giving an ETA.

    • wsneighbor December 11, 2021 (2:46 pm)

      We’re in Gatewood and our Comcast is out too, I don’t know if it briefly came back when yours did but nothing for hours and no eta. 

      • WSB December 11, 2021 (2:53 pm)

        Coming back home a short time ago, we noticed an Xfinity crew on California near Holden, FWIW.

        • Meyer December 11, 2021 (6:52 pm)

          Xfinity just went out at my home in the Morgan Junction

  • Yma December 11, 2021 (2:18 pm)

    Power back at Portland & California- as of 2:15still show as out on map

  • Wren December 11, 2021 (2:23 pm)

    I can confirm,WSB, your neighborhood power is back. Yay!

  • M December 11, 2021 (3:00 pm)

    There’s a tree knocked over into the power lines in the greenbelt area between 15th and 14th SW (the intersection around Elmgrove). The power is miraculously still on but it looks so precarious. Is reporting it to Vegetation Management the only thing I can do? 

    • WSB December 11, 2021 (3:24 pm)

      If it looks like an imminent threat to power lines, try SCL – there’s probably an option at 206-684-3000.

      • M December 11, 2021 (3:30 pm)

        Much appreciated. I tried them already but I’ll try again and see if I can get through. 

  • Kera December 11, 2021 (3:00 pm)

    Xfinity and power are back on – North of Lincoln park

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