About 4,000 homes and businesses lost power in Burien and unincorporated King County about 12:40 p.m. today.
A repair crew was immediately dispatched to identify the problem and make repairs. An estimate for when power might be restored was not immediately available.
The general boundaries of the outage were SW 95th Street on the north, SW 131st Street on the south, Glendale Way S on the east, and Seola Beach Drive SW on the west.
Seattle City Light is the ninth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has 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.