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February 7, 2015 at 10:56 PM

Power being restored on Mercer Island

Update, 1:27 a.m.: PSE is reporting that power has been restored to all but a few hundred customers, and the lights should come on by morning. A PSE update after 1 a.m. said 254 customers were still without power. Original post: Nearly 6,000 homes and businesses on Mercer Island were without power Saturday night after an outage. According to Puget Sound…

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January 20, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Power outage reported along Aurora Ave. North, Magnolia

UPDATE, 11:12 p.m. | Power has been restored to all customers affected by Tuesday evening’s outage, Seattle City Light said. UPDATE, 9:20 p.m. | Power has been restored to Seattle City Light customers in Magnolia. Crews estimate power will be restored to the 2,000 customers along the west side of Aurora Avenue North around 1 a.m….

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December 30, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Power restored after outage in Beacon Hill, Seward Park

Update at 10:50 p.m.: Power has been restored to all customers, according to Seattle City Light. The cause is under investigation. Update at 10:24 p.m.: Crews have restored power to 3,800 customers, with 724 customers still without power,  according to Seattle City Light. Original post: A power outage is affecting nearly 5,000 Seattle City Light customers in…

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November 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Wind knocks out power to thousands

UPDATE, 3 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy currently has 15,004 customers without power around Puget Sound. Seattle City Light is reporting just over 9,000, mostly north of the city. UPDATE, 2:50 p.m. | KOMO reported on Twitter that the Edmonds ferry is delayed because wind knocked out power to the dock and the ramp can’t be…

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September 20, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Frontier network down around Redmond

An estimated 6,000 Frontier Communications Corp. customers around Redmond have been without internet, TV and phone service since about 9:30 Saturday morning. The outage is due to a construction crew cutting through fiber and copper cables at 15802 Bear Creek Parkway (at the corner of Bear Creek Parkway and Redmond Way.) Crews have been on site all…

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July 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Power restored in International District

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…

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April 10, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Statewide 911 service restored after overnight outage

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. |A team of CenturyLink technicians is investigating the cause of a hours-long interruption of 911 services across Washington early today. “This is very serious. Our  customers’ safety is our top priority,” said Jan Kampbell, CenturyLink’s spokeswoman for Western Washington. The service interruption was detected about 1 a.m., and by 8 a.m., the company reported that service was fully…

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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.,…

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November 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

San Juan County declares phone outage a state of emergency

After four days with hardly any cellphone or landline service, the San Juan County Council declared the outage a state of emergency Friday afternoon. “People have been coping with the inconveniences, but it is affecting essential services,” said council member Rick Hughes, according to a county news release. The “catastrophic failure” of an underwater CenturyLink fiber-optic cable…

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