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Streetlight Inspections Update Jan. 11

Seattle City Light contractors identified five instances of contact voltage of at least 30 volts related to streetlights and associated equipment in its latest round of safety testing Monday night. In each case, City Light crews immediately cut off power and started repairs. No people or pets were injured in any of the incidents.

Streetlight Safety Inspections Dec. 22 Update

Seattle City Light has agreed to contracts with two companies that will assist with inspections and tests of the utility’s metal streetlight poles and groundcover plates.

Streetlight Safety Inspections Dec. 17 Update

Seattle City Light has completed inspections on all metal streetlight poles and ground cover plates at Seattle Housing Authority locations, including High Point, GreenBridge, New Holly and Rainier Vista. No new voltage readings were found.

Streetlight Safety Inspections

Seattle City Light now is up-dating on our metal streetlight pole inspections, including information about any poles found to be energized. Our Power Lines blog will be up-dated whenever there is additional information to add.

City Light Update on Streetlight Response Plan

Superintendent Jorge Carrasco briefed the media on the plans City Light has to inspect and to make repairs, if necessary, to any of the 20,000 metal streetlight poles and 10,000 metal “hand holes” (small streetlight vault covers) in the utility’s service territory.

Safety Reminder: Stay Away from Downed Power Lines

With more storms in the forecast, stay safe by avoiding downed power lines or branches hanging in wires.

City Light Lineworkers Urge Public to be Prepared for Storms

As part of Seattle City Light’s support for the Take Winter By Storm awareness campaign, three lineworkers helped create a video urging residents to prepare for storm season and the power outages that go with it. Watch the video at