Posts categorized under mcdougc, Author at Powerlines

City Light Sponsors Volunteer Events

Last Saturday, April 16, City Light’s Vegetation Management Unit and Environmental Affairs and Real Estate Division sponsored five Duwamish Alive volunteer events on City Light property to improve the watershed

City Light Completes Cedar Falls Siren Testing

Seattle City Light staff tested various audible warning sirens near the Cedar Falls Masonry Dam on Wednesday, March 2.

City Light outage update

As of 4 pm, City Light crews are making some progress toward getting power back on, down to 48,700 customers out from a high of more than 58,000. Please be very cautious if you’re out and about and stay clear of any downed power lines. For the latest information on… [ Keep reading ]

City Light update: power outages

Widespread, scattered outages are occurring in City Light’s service territory as winds move through Saturday afternoon. As of approximately 2:3o p.m., high winds have left more than 58,000 customers without power throughout City Light’s service territory. Those numbers are expected to change. The larger outages are in North Seattle, Lake… [ Keep reading ]

Update on windstorm outages

Seattle City Light continues to see more outages from the wind, now up to at least 35,000 customers. The utility prepared for this and has extra crews out in the field to spot problems and get them fixed as quickly and safely as possible. When there are some reliable restoration… [ Keep reading ]

Windstorm causing widespread outages

The wind made it to the Puget Sound region, causing widespread outages across City Light’s service  area. The utility has extra crews on duty to deal with multiple outages. As of this post, around 17,000 customers have lost power. Crews are working hard but estimates for power coming back on… [ Keep reading ]

Burien back, outage down to 200-plus

Power outage that began this morning at 10 has been resolved for most customers in Burien, South Park and areas of south Seattle. A small area of Rainier Valley and New Holly remains out, affecting around 240 customers. Could be 5-6 hours to restore as crews have to bring in… [ Keep reading ]

S Seattle outage update

Burien, South Park and other south Seattle areas lost power at 10 this morning. Power has been restored to some, reducing customers out to 1,765 from a hiigh of 9.700 customers affected. Crews are on the scene and investigating. Estimated restoration is 2:30 this afternoon, but that is an early… [ Keep reading ]

Lighting the Way for Seattle Underground Tour

One of Seattle’s biggest tourist attractions is located literally under your feet. Beneath the eclectic modern shops and restaurants in the heart of historic Pioneer Square lie tunnels and streets of an earlier time of Seattle history. Year round Bill Spiedel Enterprises’ Underground Tour guides countless tourists through precarious tunnels…. [ Keep reading ]

Local Students Shrink Bigfoot, Offer Energy Saving Advice

Have you ever wondered what kids have to say about saving energy? Seattle City Light asked local students in grades 3-6 to illustrate how they can save energy and shrink their carbon footprint for the 2nd Annual Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest. More than 350 students throughout the utility’s service territory participated in this year’s contest, and 12 were chosen from a panel of judges. The winning artwork was developed into a 2014 calendar that will be sold to the public. Winners also received a great prize package that included tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Science Center, safety and school supplies from Seattle City Light, and much more! See more of the student’s artwork and the rest of our talented winners by purchasing your own 2014 Shrinking Bigfoot calendar for only $10. All proceeds benefit Project Share, a one-time emergency assistance program that helps customers with their electric bill. Visit www.seattle.gov/light/calendar to order yours today!