UPDATE: Brace Point power outage (cause added Monday)

9:45 PM: Thanks for the tips. Power’s out for 329 homes in the Brace Point area, according to the Seattle City Light outage map, as of less than half an hour ago. The outage is attributed to “equipment failure”; the area has had multiple outages blamed on underground trouble over the years.

10:51 PM: As noted in a comment below, SCL says the outage is now affecting 169 homes.

2:29 AM: They’re still out.

10:26 AM: This morning 8 customers remain without electricity. We’ll be following up with SCL tomorrow about this outage and the long-planned project to address the area’s chronic problems.

2:27 PM: The outage is back to the original 329 customers, as pointed out below by commenter BP1, who says the SCL crew explained they had to do that for final repairs, which they hope to complete within the next two hours.

5:29 PM: BP1 noted below that the 329 number persisted on the map past when their power was restored; the outage has now entirely vanished from the map, so everyone should be reconnected.

ADDED MONDAY: We asked SCL’s Jenn Strang about the cause: “Due to a failed transformer. The first outage was caused by a fuse but when the area was restored the failed transformer was also found. The subsequent outage was required so that crews could safely access the area to replace the transformer.” We’ll have a separate update when we get the information about the upgrade project’s status.

8 Replies to "UPDATE: Brace Point power outage (cause added Monday)"

  • BP1 April 13, 2024 (10:10 pm)

    Outage map was just updated, now only 169 homes without power.Curious if anyone has heard any updates on the long-planned Brace Point cable replacement project?

    • WSB April 13, 2024 (10:50 pm)

      Just saw that!

  • BP neighbor April 14, 2024 (3:53 am)

    Power just went out. 

  • BP1 April 14, 2024 (10:06 am)

    Power came back on for us around 4am, but 8 homes are still out according to SCL’s website.

  • Brace Point Neighbor April 14, 2024 (1:50 pm)

    Our power can back last night but neighbors all around were still out.Our power is out again now as of 20 mins ago. Seems like outage has expanded again. 😔

  • BP1 April 14, 2024 (2:23 pm)

    Outage is back up to the original number of homes (329) that the outage states with last night. I just talked to the SCL crew – they said they believe they found the cause of the original issue (blown transformer) and in order to fix that they had to take down the entire neighborhood again (the age of the system does not allow them to isolate the specific area needing repair). They expect expected to have things fixed by 4:30pm.

  • BP1 April 14, 2024 (5:06 pm)

    SCL site still shows 329 without power, but we’ve had power back in near 47th and 98th since about 3:10pm.

    • WSB April 14, 2024 (5:11 pm)

      Thank you for the update!

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