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.
Seattle City Light crews are working to restore power to about 5,300 customers in parts of Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Ravenna. The outage started at 11 p.m. and its cause is currently unknown. An early estimate for restoration, based on historical data, is 2 a.m. Monday, January 22. Customers can get updated outage information at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat.
Seattle City Light is hosting a community meeting this evening, June 6, at which Windermere customers can learn about a project that will extend the life of their underground electrical cables.
In 2009, Seattle City Light began a program of testing and injecting silicon into aging underground electrical cables that feed power to neighborhoods. The process involves first testing the cables to determine their status. Cable found suitable is injected with silicon to fill cracks in the protective insulation. The process, including replacing insulating rubber connectors, extends the life of the cable about 20 years. To date, twenty neighborhoods have been completed. Windermere is the next planned neighborhood.
Affected customers have been mailed an invitation to the meeting which is scheduled from 7-8 p.m. at the Laurelhurst Community Center, which is located at 4554 NE 41st St.
If you have questions contact Seattle City Light’s Mark VanOss, Senior Public Relations Specialist at (206) 684-3279 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at: http://www.seattle.gov/light/aboutus/construction/