UPDATE: Power outage leaves some Westwood Village businesses in the dark

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Thanks for the tip. A reader found a sign on the door at Westwood Village Marshall’s saying the store’s without power. The Seattle City Light map shows a 26-customer outage in the area, blamed on “equipment failure.” We went to the center for a quick survey and it appears that businesses north of QFC, on the east-facing side, are affected, so if you’re planning to go to one of the businesses in that area, try calling before you leave.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: We asked SCL spokesperson Jenn Strang about the outage: “This appears to be an underground system issue. In order to fully and safely access equipment, we will need to take additional phases of power to the shopping center offline.” They delayed that a bit at the request of WWV management, but the outage appears to be resolved now.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Power outage leaves some Westwood Village businesses in the dark"

  • Ts February 28, 2024 (1:43 pm)

    This area keeps having equipment failures. It is causing accessibility  issues as elevators are knocked out and need to be reset which can take hours or days depending on the size of outage. The amount of money spent on throwing out food should also be considered. Anyone have any ideas on how to get scl to address this issue? Can we force them to provide hotel vouchers at least for those unable to return home next time a condo or apartment has an equipment failure?

  • Ts February 28, 2024 (1:47 pm)

    Is the YMCA childcare center out as well? Unless there are generators they will have to close after two hours. Licensed childcare centers need to have temps in a specific range and hot water for proper handwashing per Washington State law / WACs. How many families will have to leave work due to this? Again, equipment failure is a constant issue in this area

    • WSB February 28, 2024 (3:03 pm)

      As far as we could tell, that side of the center did not appear to be affected.

    • Tired WS Mom February 28, 2024 (10:13 pm)

      No, they did not lose power 

  • East Coast Cynic February 28, 2024 (1:59 pm)

    I would think the WWV businesses would have/should have backup generators!

  • West Seattle resident February 28, 2024 (10:36 pm)

    There have been many outages, specifically caused by equipment failures in this area. Is there any kind of plan to prepare or prevent for this in the future? To echo a previous comment it causes accessibility issues and financial strain on everyone, but especially for those who are already struggling.

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