Update 3:47 p.m.:
The power is now fully restored to all customers in the area.
Update 3:05 p.m.:
All but about 177 customers have their power back, but Seattle City Light says it is taking longer than expected to get everyone back due to a “very hard-to-access area” where the damage is located. Crews are on scene and working on a solution.
Update 1:23 p.m.:
The outage is down to 179 customers from 2,912.
Update 12:25 p.m.:
Seattle City Light says crews will have power restored for 85 percent of the outage area within half an hour and most of the rest back within the hour.
The cause was equipment failure on an underground cable.
Almost 3,000 residents in Seattle’s Chinatown International District are without power this morning due to an outage in the area that began about 10:30 a.m.
Seattle City Light has crews on the ground looking for the cause. The utility says the failure isn’t thought to be heat-related.
Outage map: http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/