Tonight, Wednesday Could Be Windy, Be Prepared

Windy wet weather is expected over the next several days. Seattle City Light is ready. You need to be prepared too.

The National Weather Service is predicting windy and wet conditions tonight and again on Wednesday as two weather fronts move through the area.

Winds are expected in the 20 to 30 mph range tonight.

Any winter storm has the potential to cause power outages by blowing tree branches into wires. Seattle City Light has cleared vegetation from more than 340 miles of power lines this year to reduce this risk. And our crews are prepared to respond to outages.

You need to be prepared also. Now is a great time to assemble an emergency preparedness kit, which can help if the lights go out for an extended period. You can get a checklist through the Take Winter By Storm campaign that City Light helps to support.

If you experience an outage, please call (206) 684-7400 to report it.

Outage information is available online through City Light’s website. A summary of the current conditions for our electricity distribution system is available on the homepage with links to a map showing any current outages. Information is updated every 15 minutes.

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.