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December 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

City Light plans power outage tonight in Sodo

About 60 Seattle City Light customers in Seattle’s Sodo district will be without power for about an hour starting at 10 o’clock tonight, the utility says. The power will be shut off along Occidental Avenue between King and Royal Brougham streets. The shutdown is necessary in order to make repairs to equipment damaged Tuesday when a…

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December 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Wind gusts up to 55 mph expected in Puget Sound lowlands

A wind advisory for the Puget Sound area, particularly in the lowlands, is in effect from 10 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Monday. Seattle City Light has called in extra crews to trouble-shoot weather-related power outages late tonight and into Monday morning, when the strongest winds are expected. Winds from the southwest are predicted to reach 20 to…

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June 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Power back on in Chinatown-ID ahead of schedule

The planned 20-hour power outage in the Chinatown-International District ended hours earlier than expected when City Light crews completed installation of a new power supply late Wednesday morning. Work crews didn’t run into some complications they had anticipated, and the old cable was removed easily, according to City Light. The outage began at 11 p.m. Tuesday and left…

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June 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Chinatown-International District to be without power for 20 hours

To make electrical service more reliable in the Chinatown-International District, Seattle City Light will turn off power to a portion of the neighborhood for 20 hours beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to a City Light news release. The power shut down will allow crews to install an alternate power supply to the area. The new…

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December 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

City Light: Voltage testing finds two problem poles

Seattle City Light completed its annual contact voltage testing of its 85,000 street lights and found two were energized with at least  30 volts of electricity. One was a metal streetlight pole near the corner of Magnolia Boulevard West and West Raye Street which tested at 110 volts of electricity.  Bad connections at the pole were…

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November 1, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Woman wins Monster in the Basement contest

A spooky walk into a basement, where an old refrigerator lurks, won City Light’s Monsters in the Basement video contest. Julia Rader Detering won for her video, “The Blair Light Project.” City Light sponsored the contest to highlight the inefficiency of old refrigerators, which use three to four times as much electricity as new models. City Light teamed…

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