Power Outage in University District

Power is out to approximately 1,500 customers in the University District. There is an early report of smoke and an explosion at a vault near 15th Avenue NE and NE Pacific Street.

Power is out to approximately 1,500 customers in the University District. There is an early report of smoke and an explosion at a vault near 15th Avenue NE and NE Pacific Street.

Crews are responding. A preliminary estimate of restoration time is within the hour for most customers. A small portion of the University of Washington may be out until approximately 1 a.m.

Customers can get outage information online at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat.

Seattle City Light is the tenth 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.