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Keep Mylar Balloons from Crashing the Party

Parties call for all kinds of fun decorations, like mylar balloons! But sometimes these festive, floating objects come at a cost. Each year, stray mylar balloons fly into City Light’s power lines, leading to their fiery demise and potential power outages. For our crews, this can become a problem. “Mylar… [ Keep reading ]

Balloons, Kites Make Summer Fun, but Avoid Conflicts With Power Lines

In their normal operation, power lines safely deliver electricity to light our homes and run all our gadgets. But they don’t mix well with otherwise fun summer activities, such as flying a kite, party balloons, model airplanes, ladders or pruning tools.

Seattle City Light Crews Restore Power to SE Seattle After Mylar Balloons Cause Outage

Seattle City Light crews restored power to about 5,600 homes and businesses in southeast Seattle about 30 minutes after mylar balloons became entangled on power lines and caused a power outage today.