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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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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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