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March 3, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Power outage hits Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood overnight

A power outage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood overnight left more that 7,000 customers in the dark, according to Seattle City Light. Mylar balloons tying up power lines were the cause of the outage, KIRO TV reported. Most of the power was restored by this morning, but City Light reports that there were still about 200 customers…


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February 20, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Power restored to most of Burien and White Center

UPDATE: 7:52 a.m. | City Light says it has restored power to 7,000 homes and businesses in the Burien and White Center area. The remaining customers will likely have the power back on by late morning. A tree that fell onto power lines is the cause of the massive outage that impacted 7,900 customers, according to City Light. ORIGINAL POST: Some 7,900…


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February 12, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Two customers still without power in Seattle-area

Update 9:25 a.m.: Seattle City Light says that two customers in Burien remain without power this morning. A City Light spokesman said power is expected to restored shortly before 11:30 a.m. Update 7 a.m.: Seattle City Light estimates about 3,500 customers are still without power in Northeast Seattle after a tree caused an outage. Seattle City Light said power…


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January 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Crews working to restore power knocked out by winds

Power crews from Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy are working to restore power to thousands of customers after high winds swept through the area early this morning, causing weather-related outages. In Seattle, 28,000 customers lost power when high winds rolled through around 5 a.m., but within a couple hours, power had been restored to…


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December 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Lewis County power outage caused by rat

The (Centralia) Chronicle About 1,400 residents around Chehalis lost power for a hour and a half Saturday afternoon due to a rat that caused damage to the Lewis County Public Utilities District’s Williams Avenue Substation. Corenne Moses, communications liaison for the Lewis County PUD, said a rat had crawled between a sensitive area where it caused a…


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November 25, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Power restored: City Light blames underground cable problem

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. | City Light says the outage was caused by a problem with an underground cable and that power was restored at 2:30 p.m. ORIGINAL POST | A power outage that affected some 9,700 homes and businesses in Queen Anne, Fremont, Magnolia and Ballard for the last 45 minutes is being repaired. but 1,400 customers remained…


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November 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Seattle City Light: Power fully restored in Northeast Seattle

UPDATE 8:50 P.M.| Power has been fully restored to more than 43,000 people, according to Seattle City Light. Investigators are still searching for what caused the breaker failure at about 5:30 p.m. today. The approximate outage area was bounded by Northeast 123rd Street, Aurora Avenue, Lake Washington and Northeast 35th Street. UPDATE 8:03 P.M.| City Light is…


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November 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Thousands lose power as powerful winds hit region

Updated | 10:20 p.m.  Seattle City Light said it expects to restore power to 13,000 customers currently without power by 10 a.m. Sunday. Gusty winds rattled the region Saturday, leaving at least three people injured, cutting power to some 200,000 and even forcing officials to close the Highway 520 bridge for about two hours. The State Patrol closed the bridge about…


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