Seattle City Light Restores Neighborhood Power After Wind Gusts
Seattle City Light repair crews worked into the early morning hours Wednesday to complete restoration of power to neighborhoods affected by gusty winds on Tuesday. Up to 9,000 homes and businesses were originally without power as tree branches blew into power lines.
The affected neighborhoods were Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Georgetown, West Seattle and Greenwood.
The outage in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park affected about 2,800 homes and businesses. Its general boundaries were NE 201st Street on the north, NE 165th Street on the south, 49th Place NE on the east and Corliss Avenue W on the west. Crews worked into Wednesday morning in Lake Forest Park to complete work when a fallen tree affected three spans of power lines, three poles and two transformers.
A second outage affected about 660 homes and businesses in Georgetown. Its general boundaries were S Dakota Street on the north, S Holden Street on the south, 16th Avenue S on the east and 2nd Avenue S on the west.
About 2,800 customers in West Seattle were also without power. The general boundaries of the outage were SW Findlay Street on the north, SW Henderson Street on the south, 34th Avenue SW on the east and Puget Sound on the west.
In Greenwood, 3,000 customers briefly lost power about 2:20 p.m. Service was restored within 15 minutes.
An unrelated outage in Viewridge due to underground equipment was reported early this morning. Crews have been dispatched.
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.