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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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Christian Wong

Senior Safety Specialist Christian Wong has worked at the utility for two years. As part of the Safety, Health and Wellness team, Christian specializes in Industrial Hygiene and Programs. “I assist the administration and help with the standards writing,” Christian explained. “I also help to implement, update and reconfigure our… [ Keep reading ]

How to Stay Safe and Warm During a Winter Power Outage

Power outages are never welcome occasions, but when they occur during cold winter weather they can go from an inconvenience to a safety hazard all too quickly. If you want to stay warm and safe during a winter outage, it’s best to be prepared!

Seattle City Light Crews Responding to Outages Across Seattle Area

Seattle City Light repair crews are responding to reports of power outages across the City Light service area. As of 5 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2017, about 51,000 customers are affected from Mountlake Terrace to Burien. City Light has readied extra crews and resources in order to respond to outages… [ Keep reading ]

Prepare for Possible Wind-Related Outages

With the National Weather Service forecast calling for the possibility of high winds Friday, Seattle City Light is starting its preparations for the possibility of power outages and encouraging customers to do the same.

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jerry Koenig

For City Light’s Jerry Koenig, it’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when” an emergency will strike.

City Light Dams and Safety

With the severe damage recently caused to the spillway feature of California’s Oroville dam, which forced 188,000 people to evacuate, we spoke with Chief Dam Safety Engineer Kim Pate, who shared insight on City Light dams, their structures and emergency protocols. Can you explain what happened with Oroville? The best way… [ Keep reading ]

Landslides: What to Do and How to Prepare

City Light shares a few tips that can help prepare you for such an event and provide information on what to do in case of a power blackout.

City Light Completes Streetlight Safety Upgrades in Holly Park

Seattle City Light recently completed the final phase of work in the Holly Park neighborhood to upgrade the streetlight electrical grounding system. This work ensures that all streetlights continue to work properly and safely by reducing the risk of contact voltage through improved grounding. Grounding is installed on electrical systems to ensure… [ Keep reading ]

Be Prepared for Windstorm Rolling Into Seattle

Heavy winds and rain will start picking up later this afternoon into the evening through Seattle and other neighboring areas. Seattle City Light customers could experience power outages due to falling trees, branches, leaves and other foliage on power lines. If you experience an outage, please report it by calling… [ Keep reading ]