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Topic: fire; power outage; electricity; Seattle

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January 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM

9,002 power customers still in the dark Sunday morning

Nine thousand Puget Sound Energy and two Seattle City Light customers remain without power Sunday after a windstorm ripped through the area on Saturday, toppling trees and downing power lines. At its worst, PSE had 40,000 customers without power, said Ray Lane, spokesman. The remaining areas – mostly in Kitsap  and North King County – will…


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May 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Power outage affects 2,200 in South Lake Union

A 26,000-volt underground feeder line that carries power between neighbors failed at John Street and Yale Avenue Sunday evening, leaving 2,178 people without power. The failure caused a small explosion, which blew a manhole cover off the street and sent smoke wafting up near Seattle’s flagship REI building about 7:15 p.m. Peter Clarke, spokesman for Seattle City Light,…


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