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January 6, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Downed line causes power outage on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

UPDATE 7:35 p.m. | Power may be on and off for some customers in the Capitol Hill/Eastlake area while Seattle City Light works to reroute power.

The cause of the outage, which originally affected about 6,390 customers, was a downed feeder line near Franklin Avenue East and East Shelby Street, according to the power company.

At 7:35 p.m., City Light said there were 2,876 customers without power in the area near Volunteer Park.

Earlier, a spokesman for the company said power was expected to be restored to all customers by 1 a.m. Tuesday.

UPDATE | Seattle City Light has rerouted power, restoring service to the bulk of its customers on Capitol Hill, according to an agency spokesman.

Roberto Sanchez of City Light said service has been restored to all but 620 customers affected by the outage in the Capitol Hill/Eastlake area.

The cause of the outage has not yet been determined, he said. The agency expects to have the power completely restored by 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Sanchez said.

ORIGINAL POST | Seattle City Light says there are about 6390 customers without power this evening on Capitol Hill. The cause of the outage was not immediately known, according to the utility company.

The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog says there are outages as well as some areas where power is “patchy.” Among the areas affected are Broadway, north of Harrison Street, and areas south of 19th Avenue and John Street. In addition, the blog says  a number of traffic lights and at least one Broadway apartment building are affected.

We will update this post when new information becomes available.

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