Seattle City Light repair crews restored power about 2:30 p.m. today for all customers affected by a power outage in Rainier Beach and north Renton.
The outage started about 10:30 a.m. when a connector for overhead wires failed, sending the wires to the ground and damaging a transformer. About 3,800 homes and businesses lost power.
By 12:30 p.m. crews had reduced the outage to about 700 homes and businesses. Wires were re-hung by 1:30 p.m., leaving only six customers served by the damaged transformer without power. Crews replaced the transformer and completed full restoration about 2:30 p.m.
The general boundaries of the original outage were S. Fletcher Street on the north, S. 128th Street on the south, Rainier Avenue S. on the east and 55th Avenue S. on the west. Not all homes and businesses in that area were affected.
For more detailed information about the current status of our distribution system, please visit our system status map at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat .
Seattle City Light is the 10th 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.