UPDATE: Crews Working to Restore Power in Rainier Beach, Renton

Seattle City Light repair crews have reduced the size of an outage in the southern end of our service territory to about 700 homes and businesses.

Seattle City Light repair crews have reduced the size of an outage in the southern end of our service territory to about 700 homes and businesses.

The outage started about 10:30 a.m. when a connector for overhead wires failed and caused the wires to come down. About 3,800 homes and businesses initially lost power.

Crews estimate full restoration of service could happen about 7 p.m.

The cause of the outage was not immediately known and crews did not immediately have an estimate for when power might be restored.

The general boundaries of the outage were S. Fletcher Street on the north, S. 128th Street on the south, Rainier Avenue S. on the east and 55th Avenue S. on the west. Not all homes and businesses in that area were affected.

For more detailed information about outage boundaries and updates, please visit our system status map 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.