No, it wasn’t just you. Brief power loss

6:20 PM: Various areas of West Seattle just lost power for a minute or two. You? (So far, no widespread outage reported, but it was more than a “flicker.”) … So far we’ve heard from North Admiral, South Admiral, The Triangle, Gatewood, Upper Fauntleroy (us). Also High Point, which reported “booms” around the same time, and South Delridge. No SFD calls so far, though.

7:06 PM: The booms seem to have been along SW Graham. LyndaB near 36th/Graham believes balloons might be the culprit. (Added: Texted photo)

17 Replies to "No, it wasn't just you. Brief power loss"

  • Larry May 22, 2023 (6:22 pm)

    Here in gatewood we did — along with what sounded like some deep thumps somewhere. 

  • Tawanda May 22, 2023 (6:23 pm)

    Yep, off then right back on, causation?
    Gatewood flicker!

  • Kathleen May 22, 2023 (6:23 pm)

    Lincoln Park Terrace momentarily lost power.  Is back on now.  

  • Steve May 22, 2023 (6:24 pm)

    15 seconds max Sunrise Hgts. Cable rebooting 

  • Sue H May 22, 2023 (6:25 pm)

    Yes, had a complete shutdown of all power, came back up for a second, went out again for a second and then came up and stayed, thank goodness. Gatewood, a few blocks south of Thriftway.

  • M. May 22, 2023 (6:27 pm)

    My internet went out first. A couple minutes later, the power went out for 15 seconds or so.

  • C$ May 22, 2023 (6:31 pm)

    2 loud booms heard around 35th near Highpoint

    • G May 22, 2023 (8:05 pm)

      Yeah on 31st Ave in high point quick power outage. No booms heard though. 

  • LyndaB May 22, 2023 (6:31 pm)

    We saw two flashes with successive loud booms outside our house.  36th Ave and Graham.  It looks like two helium balloons hit the power line.

    • LyndaB May 22, 2023 (7:53 pm)

      I forgot to add the remnants of the balloons were sizzling.  It was so weird to hear!

  • C. May 22, 2023 (6:33 pm)

    Flickered twice just off Genesee. Everything needed to reboot

  • Alex May 22, 2023 (6:36 pm)

    Saw a transformer sparking across from the car wash on Graham and 35th

  • m May 22, 2023 (6:38 pm)

    Don’t know whether it’s related. Our Xfinity service in South Delridge had multiple outages off and on throughout the day today. It’s finally back on again just now after the momentary power outage. Hopefully, we won’t lose it again. 

  • brizone May 22, 2023 (6:56 pm)

    About 15 seconds near 35th & Willow.  Didn’t hear any booms way up here.  Centurylink internet came back as soon as the fiber modem rebooted.

  • ~hockeywitch~ May 22, 2023 (7:15 pm)

    35th and Morgan.. it flicked off for like 30 seconds, then on… the immediately off for about a minute,  heard a couple maybe 3 BOOOOOOMS! Then it came back on..

  • Owl Watcher May 22, 2023 (11:19 pm)

    We had a flicker and surge up on Puget Ridge but didn’t go offline. 

  • Tootsie McWire May 23, 2023 (6:10 pm)

    Had it over by Roxbury, believe we thought we also saw flickering in the morning too maybe noonish, but never lost power.  This isn’t the first time recently that this has happened, had it about six weeks ago and the WS Blog wrote about that time also.  Since it’s recurring, really starting to wonder what the big picture is about why this is happening and does the future hold a black out for West Seattle? 

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