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Extreme Heat Wave: Seattle City Light’s System Capability and Response

As our region grapples with a historic heat wave, Seattle City Light is carefully monitoring external conditions and our systems to maintain reliable power to our customers in Seattle and our surrounding communities. We have brought in extra crews to respond to unplanned outages and we have postponed planned outages… [ Keep reading ]

February Snowstorm Recap

Last weekend brought record amounts of snow to the Seattle area, which created challenges for City Light crews and employees to keep the lights on for our customers. In addition to responding to outages and restoring power, City Light employees stepped up to support other City department operations and traveled south to Oregon to assist our neighboring utility that experienced greater damage to utility poles and infrastructure than we did in Seattle.

Another snowstorm in February? We’re ready.

All week, we (along with most of the region) have been tracking this winter weather and the possibility of significant snowfall. Starting tonight, according to our friends at the National Weather Service in Seattle, our service area can anticipate between 3 to 7 inches depending on where you live. City… [ Keep reading ]

Windstorm Outage Update – Jan. 15

Our team continues to work tirelessly to restore electricity to customers still without power in our service area. Since yesterday, City Light has reduced the number of customers without power to 153 out of the initial 74,000 customers. We will continue to update our outage map and provide more updates on Facebook and Twitter as they are available. We know this has been a tough week and we understand how… [ Keep reading ]

Windstorm Outage Update – Jan. 14

We understand how challenging the past few days have been as our region recovers from one of the largest storms in recent memory. Our crews have been working non-stop since the storm began. In addition to our field crews, personnel from vegetation management, system operations, emergency management, fleets, warehousing, substations,… [ Keep reading ]

Windstorm Outage Update – Jan. 13

4:30 p.m. Update: Crews continue to make significant progress on today’s outages. Power was restored to approximately 68,000 customers. 6,100 customers remain without service. For updates, please visit our outage map: seattle.gov/light/outage. Seattle City Light crews continue to respond to several outages throughout our service territory from last night’s windstorm…. [ Keep reading ]

City Light is ready for winter weather. Are you?

Seattle City Light monitors weather conditions to prepare for potential power outages when high winds, heavy rain, or snow and ice are in the forecast. We are prepared with the necessary equipment, supplies, chains for trucks, etc., to respond to any outage. Should there be widespread outages, we have crews… [ Keep reading ]

Snow-Related Power Outages Affecting Thousands; Stay Warm and Find Other Shelter As Needed Tonight

In the wake of snowfall on the morning of Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, Seattle City Light crews have been responding to outages all over the utility’s service area. As of 4 PM on Feb. 4, about 11,000 customers are still without power across 41 separate outage events. Due to the… [ Keep reading ]

How to Stay Safe and Warm During a Winter Power Outage

Snow in the Mountains, then even MORE snow; plus wind, rain, and ending with snow in lowlands — all this weekend. #wawx pic.twitter.com/pgr3CRPCBK — NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 15, 2018 In case you haven’t heard, the National Weather Service predicts that the Puget Sound is in for a heavy dose… [ Keep reading ]