Power restored in West Seattle

Power has been fully restored to the Alki area and surrounding neighborhoods. The cause of the 2:30 p.m. power outage was a garbage truck hit a tree, knocking the tree into power lines.

 

SEATTLE — Power has been fully restored to the Alki area and surrounding neighborhoods.  The cause of the 2:30 p.m. power outage was  a garbage truck hit a tree, knocking the tree into power lines.

About 2,800 homes and businesses were initially without power.  The boundaries were on the north, Alki Ave SW; on the south, SW Holly St.; on the east 31st Ave SW and on the west, Puget Sound.

Repair crews completed restoration about 5 p.m.

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.