UPDATE: Power outage in Admiral

1:08 PM: Jesse emailed to report, “I heard a loud pop from outside my window at Lander and 42nd ave sw about an hour ago. Since then half of our appliances are dim like at half-power.” That would have been around 11 am; since then, Seattle City Light‘s outage map says, 84 customers north of Hiawatha have lost power. “Equipment failure” is blamed.

7:44 PM: As noted in comments, the outage has been resolved. We’ll be asking SCL about the specific cause of this one tomorrow (as well as about the Saturday outage).

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Power outage in Admiral"

  • Marty April 21, 2024 (1:20 pm)

    Yes. Element 42 apartments has partial power. Lots of buzzing and flickering lights, one outlet was buzzing like an alarm until I unplugged my hairdryer. Very strange. 

  • WSNeighbor April 21, 2024 (1:51 pm)

    As of 1:45p the Admiral Safeway has all perishables covered and staff are working on removing them from shelves, probably to throw them out. 

  • N April 21, 2024 (2:50 pm)

    If anyone is planning on grocery shopping at the Admiral Safeway, its fridges/freezers are affected (so nothing perishable is for sale except for limited produce), but the non-perishables and cashiers/payment systems are unaffected.

  • Brewcity April 21, 2024 (3:36 pm)

    So sad to see them have to toss all that food! 

  • Admiral-2009 April 21, 2024 (4:16 pm)

    Brewcity I know when our powers out we do not open the fridge or freezer and hope the power outage is short duration.  If the freezers are not opened the items stay frozen for some time.

  • Steve April 21, 2024 (10:51 pm)

    Does Safeway have a backup generator?

  • Admiral-2009 April 22, 2024 (6:26 pm)

    I was at Safeway today, sad to say that they ended up throwing out a lot of frozen foods. 

    I asked regarding donating to the food bank, but litigation concerns, in the unlikely event some one getting sick et al, precluded this option.  Maybe setting up a legal shield could make this an option in the future.

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