Falling Tree Responsible for N. Seattle, Shoreline Outages

A large tree that fell into power lines near NE 150th Street was responsible for the power outages that ffected about 5,700 homes and businesses in North Seattle and Shoreline early Monday morning.

A large tree that fell into power lines near N 150th Street just west of Aurora Avenue was responsible for the power outages that ffected about 5,700 homes and businesses in North Seattle and Shoreline early Monday morning.

Crews restored power to about half those customers by 1:20 a.m. and hoped to have service back for most of the remaining customers by 2 a.m. Service for about 80 customers closest to where the tree fell was expected to be restored about 7 a.m.

The general boundaries of the original outages were North 205th Street in Shoreline on the north, North 150th Street in Seattle on the south, Aurora Avenue on the east and 14th Avenue NW on the west.

Information about these outages is also available online from Seattle City Light’s system status map at http://www.seattle.gov/light .

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.