Seattle City Light repair crews are responding to a power outage affecting about 3,000 customers in northeast Seattle.
The outage was reported about noon. The cause was not immediately known. Residents reported arcing electricity from wires and a bang before their lights went out. Crews will provide an estimate for full restoration of service after they identify the problem.
The general boundaries of the outage were NE 126th Street on the north, N 100th Street on the south, Fremont Ave N on the west and 14th Ave NE on the east.
The initial outage included about 90 percent of the stores at Northgate Mall. City Light dispatchers and crews were working to isolate the problem and restore power in areas without damage. They expected to restore power to the mall about 12:30 p.m.
Updates are available 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.