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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 ]

Jan. 6-8 Windstorm Outage Summary

In the early morning of Sunday, Jan. 6, a massive windstorm with wind speeds of up to 60 mph struck City Light’s service area. The rapid storm caused significant damage to City Light’s infrastructure including broken poles and trees on lines. Soon, 50,398 customers were without power. Crews, dispatchers and… [ Keep reading ]

Tips to Stay Safe Warm During an Outage

With crews continuing to restore power across our service area and with lows tonight in the 30s, this is a right time to get prepared. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family can stay warm throughout the night. Using generators, camp stoves or barbecue grills indoors can… [ Keep reading ]

What to Expect On Day Two of Yesterday’s Wind-Related Outages

At City Light, we take great pride in serving our community. It’s our community too! We want to restore your power as quickly as possible, and we’re going to do everything we can to accomplish that goal safely and efficiently.

Outages: Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16

UPDATE: As of 6:38 p.m. (12/16/18), there are 13 remaining outages from Friday’s windstorms impacting 43 customers in north & south Seattle. The majority will be restored by midnight. Crews are setting service poles & working as quickly and safely as possible. UPDATE: As of 6:11 p.m. (12/15/18), crews continue to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light and Seattle Fire Department Partner to Address Network Vault Fires

At an event and demonstration today with the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle City Light, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the first-in-the-nation partnership today between Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department to more effectively fight fires in underground electrical vaults. “Seattle has always been at the leading… [ Keep reading ]

National Electrical Safety Month: Downed Power Lines

Not sure what to do if you see a downed wire on the ground? We have a few tips for you.

How to Stay Safe and Warm During a Winter Power Outage

Here we go again… This weekend’s windy, snowy and yes, even stormy weather could cause short and long-term outages in our area. When outages occur, City Light’s response prioritizes life safety first, followed by emergency services and then by repairs which will bring the largest number of customers back into service. In… [ 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 ]

Crews Have Restored Power to Laurelhurst/Windermere/Ravenna Customers

City Light crews have restored power to all affected Laurelhurst/Windermere/Ravenna customers as of approximately 12:45 a.m.  The outage had started at 11 p.m. last night and originally affected 5,300 customers. The cause was a failed underground cable.