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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 12, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Thousands in W. Washington still without power; crews making progress

  Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press Update at 4:20 p.m.: About 45,000 Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish County PUD customers remain without power Friday afternoon. Crews are having to clear trees that were knocked down and untangle wires before they are able to make repairs. Vashon Highway Southwest between Southwest 112th Street and 116th Street is…

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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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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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October 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM

3,200 customers still without power after weekend storm

Crews were working to restore power to an estimated 3,200 Seattle City Light and Puget Sound energy customers Monday evening after a weekend windstorm. Most of the outages affect PSE customers in East King County and are considered small scale, spokesman Ray Lane said. Crews are going from neighborhood to neighborhood to “get everyone back…

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September 2, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Storm brings flooding, power outages to Seattle, Eastside

An early evening storm dumped  almost half an inch of rain on Seattle and contributed to flooding and power outages around the area Tuesday. The National Weather Service office in Sand Point recorded about four-tenths of an inch between 5 and 7 p.m., with peak gusts at 30 mph, meteorologist Allen Kam said. The storm system…

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September 2, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Thousands without power in Northeast Seattle, Eastside

Update at 6:40 p.m.: The outage in Northeast Seattle is affecting 700 customers, according to Seattle City Light. High winds blew trees into power lines Tuesday afternoon and caused the outages, City Light said. Update at 6:20 p.m.: Puget Sound Energy reported that 1,500 customers are without power in Sammamish. Power is expected to be restored at…

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August 13, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Wednesday Memo: Haboob hubbub … Power savers … Aimless chicken … Shark Week

Maybe we ARE in Kansas: Ever heard of a “Haboob“? It’s another name for a wicked dust storm. One of those rolled through Eastern Washington Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms and lightning. Meanwhile, back on the west side of the mountains: The heavy rains we saw overnight should taper back, but…

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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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