Fremont Power Outage Affects 3,500 Homes, Businesses

Seattle City Light crews were responding to a power outage Thursday afternoon that affected 3,500 homes and businesses in Fremont.

Seattle City Light crews were responding to a power outage Thursday afternoon that affected 3,500 homes and businesses in Fremont.

The outage started about 2 p.m. The general boundaries were NW 47th Street on the north, NW 34th Street on the south, Woodland Park Avenue on the east and 5th Ave NW on the west.

The cause of the outage was not immediately known. By 4 p.m., crews had reduced the number of affected customers to about 15 homes and businesses east of the Fremont Bridge between the Ship Canal and 34th Street. The estimate for full restoration of service was updated to 10 p.m.  

Updates are available online 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.