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December 22, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Power restored on Capitol Hill

Update at 2:51 p.m.: Crews have restored power on Capitol Hill, Seattle City Light reports. The outage lasted about 80 minutes. Original post: Power outages have hit 3,468 customers in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle City Light reports no known cause yet for the outages, largely clustered around East John and East Thomas streets. An initial…


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December 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Power outage leaves 4,000 in the dark in West Seattle

Update: City Light said shortly after midnight that power was restored. The outage was due to an underground cable failure.   A power outage in West Seattle has left more than 4,000 customers in the dark, Seattle City Light said Saturday night. City Light said on its website that the outage occurred around 11 p.m., and a…


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December 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Thousands lose power in South Seattle and Burien

Update, 11:30 a.m.: Seattle City Light says the outage is now down to 230 customers without power. Original post: About 9,700 customers in South Seattle and Burien were without power Saturday morning, according to Seattle City Light. The outages started at about 10 a.m. and the cause is still under investigation. No estimate on restoration time is available. The outage…


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August 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM

11,200 lose power in Ballard, Crown Hill

11,200 customers are without power. Update: 10:48 p.m. City Light says an underground cable failure has been isolated as the cause of the outage. Power has been restored to all but 6,750 customers as of 10:45 p.m. and the utility estimates it will finish restoring power to all customers by 1:30 a.m. Original post: A big…


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August 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Power out for 2,300 customers in Ravenna neighborhood

Update 2:20 p.m.:  Crews estimate full power will be restored in Northeast Seattle by 5:45 p.m. — 1,890 customers are still without power. Original: About 2,300 homes and businesses near Northeast 52nd Street and Ravenna have lost power when a tree damaged some wires. Seattle City Light says crews will assess damage and start to reroute power while working on repairs….


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July 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

PSE outages in Renton and Redmond affect more than 3,000

Puget Sound Energy crews have been dealing with outages since about 8 a.m. this morning, when approximately 1,200 Redmond customers lost power. Before crews could completely fix that equipment problem, a new outage popped up in Renton around 12:30 p.m. and cut power to 2,245 customers, said PSE spokesman Ray Lane. Lane said the second outage might be…


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July 13, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Power outage in the U-District, U-Village and parts of Laurelhurst

All customers of Seattle City Light who lost power Sunday morning had it restored by late afternoon, according to the utility company. More than 5,100 customers in the University District and Laurelhurst neighborhoods were without power for part of the day due to a failed underground cable. City Light said it is investigating  the cause…


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June 18, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Intruder burned cutting copper wire at PSE site in Renton

The Associated Press A man who apparently intended to steal wire was nearly electrocuted early Wednesday when he cut a copper wire on top of a high-voltage transformer at a Puget Sound Energy substation, officials said. King County deputies first responded to a report of an explosion about 4:30 a.m. at the substation between Renton and Issaquah. Firefighters…


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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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