SEATTLE — An estimated 8,500 customers lost power in several scattered neighborhoods including Northgate, Lichton Springs, Pinehurst, White Center and Burien. About 12:30 a.m. a thunderstorm rolled through the area causing lightening and gusts of high winds. Crews are being called in from home to start repairs. There is no estimate on the time of restoration.
Seattle City Light is the tenth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.