City Light Working to Restore Power in Magnolia, Interbay, Westlake

Seattle City Light crews were working to restore power in the Magnolia, Interbay and Westlake neighborhoods Sunday morning.

Seattle City Light crews were working to restore power in the Magnolia, Interbay and Westlake neighborhoods Sunday morning.

A falling tree was suspected as the cause for wires that came down on W Lawton Avenue in Magnolia about 8:20 a.m. The resulting outage affected about 3,800 homes and businesses.

Repair crews planned to route power around the damage, which would restore about 90 percent of the affected customers by about 9:30 a.m. An initial estimate for full restoration of service for all customers was 4:30 p.m.

The area affected by the outage stretched from Discovery Park in Magnolia along the ship canal through Interbay and along the west side of Lake Union. For more detailed information about the location of the outage and updates, visit the system status map on our website 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.