Seattle City Light crews restored power by about 5 p.m. to all 13,400 homes and businesses affected by a power outage in the U-District, Eastlake, Fremont, Wallingford, Ravenna and Green Lake.
The outage started about 3 p.m. A City Light crew was performing maintenance work at the University Substation at 3829 6th Ave NE when the outage started. The utility is investigating to determine the exact cause.
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.