POWER RESTORED TO FIRST HILL AREA

Seattle City Light crews have restored power to the First Hill area of Seattle.

Seattle City Light crews have restored power to the First Hill area of Seattle. The outage began about 4:30 p.m. and affected about 4,500 customers in the First Hill area of Seattle.  Power was restored about 6:50 p.m.

The cause of the outage is a faulty connection point on a switch that feeds the underground electrical system. When it rains after a long dry spell dust on equipment gets wet and can cause short circuits.

The general boundaries of the outage were: East Harrison Street on the north, East Union Street on the south, Bellevue Avenue on the west and 23rd Avenue on the east.