Seattle City Light crews restored power by 7 p.m. to 4,725 West Seattle customers affected by a lightning-caused outage earlier in the evening. Seventy-five customers are still without power. At least seven damaged transformers require replacement in order to restore the remaining customers. The estimated time of restoration for all customers is after midnight.
The outage which started at 5:28 p.m. affected 4,800 customers at its peak.
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.