Power Restored for UW Area

Seattle City Light repair crews restored power Wednesday morning to the final 245 customers affected by the failure of splices on two underground, main stem power lines near University Bridge.

Seattle City Light repair crews restored power Wednesday morning to the final 245 customers affected by the failure of splices on two underground, main stem power lines near University Bridge.

The power outage started Tuesday about 5:30 a.m. and initially affected about 2,000 customers in the U District, Ravenna and Laurelhurst. Crews isolated the damage and restored most customers by about 8:30 a.m.

To restore service for the remaining buildings within the general boundaries of NE Campus Drive on the north, Lake Washington on the south, Eastlake Avenue on the west and 15th Avenue NE on the east, crews replaced both cables damaged by the splice failures. Work was completed about 5 a.m. Wednesday.