UPDATE: As of 6:38 p.m. (12/16/18), there are 13 remaining outages from Friday’s windstorms impacting 43 customers in north & south Seattle. The majority will be restored by midnight. Crews are setting service poles & working as quickly and safely as possible.
UPDATE: As of 6:11 p.m. (12/15/18), crews continue to repair damage with 384 customers currently without power. The numbers continue to decline as work is being completed.
UPDATE: As of 4:28 p.m. (12/15/18), power has been restored to the majority of customers who were impacted by last night’s windstorms. Our crews continue to work to restore power to the remaining amount, which is currently at 737 customers.
Our outage map has the latest update: http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/
UPDATE: As of 7:10 a.m. (12/15/18), there are approx. 3,500 customers without power in the North end. Approx. 1,400 of those are due to a tree on a feeder. In Magnolia, approx. 650 customers are without power due to a tree in a corner pole. Both of these jobs have crews onsite making repairs. In the South end, crews have been working all night to restore power to the White Center/Burien area. A couple of feeders are down, causing outages.
UPDATE: As of 6:11 a.m. (12/15/18), power is still out for approx. 13,000 customers. The number of impacted customers is slowly declining and we thank you for your patience as our crews work to restore power!
UPDATE: As of 4:10 a.m. (12/15/18), power is still out for approx. 19,000 customers. It’s been a long, cold night. A few tips to stay warm: camp out in a small room of your home, close your windows properly, seal your doors and do NOT use a generator indoors as exhaust contains carbon monoxide.
UPDATE: As of 1:11 a.m. (12/15/18), there are 31,324 without power. In the South end, four feeders are out which is impacting approx. 20,000 customers. In the North end, approx. 8,400 customers are out due to a tree on a feeder. Both incidents are being assessed.
UPDATE: As of 11:00 p.m. (12/14/18), 37,692 customers are without power. We’re starting to receive reports of power being restored to different areas which is good news. In the meantime, bundle up with blankets and sweaters, use flashlights and keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed!
UPDATE: As of 8:55 p.m. (12/14/18), more than 45,000 customers are still without power. Remember, that downed power lines due are extremely dangerous. Stay at least 20 feet away and report them to 206-684-3000. If you find yourself near a downed power line, don’t walk or run…SHUFFLE at least 20 feet away. This Seattle Channel video featuring Field Operations Supervisor Ed Hill shows how.
UPDATE: As of 6:52 p.m. (12/14/18), more than 40,000 customers are without power. Crews have been called in and are working quickly (and safely) to restore power. We’ll continue to provide updates. Thanks for your patience!
ORIGINAL (12/14/18): More than 13,000 customers are without power in Seattle due to high winds sweeping across the Puget Sound. The outages began in West Seattle around 5:40 p.m. this evening and soon began to spread across the city. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
Updates are being shared on our Facebook and Twitter channels. Information is also available on our power outage map.
Thank you for your patience as our crews work quickly (and safely) to restore power.