A falling tree that took down power lines on W Lawton Avenue was responsible for an outage that affected about 3,800 homes and businesses Sunday morning.
The outage started about 8:20 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. Seattle City Light crews had routed power around the damaged area, restoring service for most of the homes and businesses. They estimated that full restoration for the remaining 21 customers would take until about 6:30 p.m.
The area originally affected by the outage stretched from Discovery Park in Magnolia along the ship canal through Interbay and along the west side of Lake Union. For more detailed information about the location of the outage and updates, visit the system status map on our website 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.