Power Restored for Most in Burien, King County

Seattle City Light lineworkers restored power about 2 p.m. to most of the 4,000 homes and businesses affected by an outage in Burien and unincorporated King County today.

Seattle City Light lineworkers restored power about 2 p.m. to most of the 4,000 homes and businesses affected by an outage in Burien and unincorporated King County today.

The outage started about 12:40 p.m. as the result of an equipment failure that started a utility pole fire on SW 104th Street. The repair crew expected to restore service for the remaining 360 customers without power by 5 p.m.

The general boundaries of the remaining outage were SW 100th Street on the north, SW 108th Street on the south, Occidental Way SW on the east, and 10th Avenue 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.