A pad mount switch that failed about 9:15 a.m. caused a power outage for about 3,300 homes and businesses in the Mount Baker, Beacon Hill, Leschi, Industrial and Atlantic neighborhoods.
The general boundaries were S Judkins Street on the north, S Hanford Street on the south, 6th Avenue S on the west and Lake Washington on the east.
Seattle City Light repair crews re-routed power around the damaged equipment, restoring service to all but about 50 customers within an hour. Crews expected to restore most of the remaining customers around 11:15 a.m. but full restoration for the few customers served by the circuit fed directly by the switch was estimated at 10 p.m.
Updates are available online through City Light’s System Status Map at http://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.