Gusty Winds Cause Scattered Power Outages Affecting 18,000

Gusty winds caused scattered outages across Seattle City Light's service territory Monday night. More than 18,000 homes and businesses were initially affected. By 1 a.m. Tuesday, the number of customers without power had been cut to 9,000.

Gusty winds caused scattered outages across Seattle City Light’s service territory Monday night.

The outages initially left more than 18,000 customers without power.   Some of the largest outages were found in West Seattle, Burien and the Rainier Valley.

Crews were responding to identify the exact locations and causes of the outages and then make repairs.  Repairs were expected to last into Tuesday morning. By 1 a.m. power had been restored to about half the customers who were initially affected.

Customers can get outage information online at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat .

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.