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July 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Power restored after electrical substation fire near Seattle Center

Update at 12:29 p.m.: Power has been restored to the 325 customers that lost power during the fire at Seattle City Light’s Broad Street Substation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Update at 11:20 a.m.: Seattle firefighters will let the substation fire burn itself out, according to spokesman Kyle Moore. Once that happens,…

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June 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Council approves big pay raise for City Light CEO

The Seattle City Council today voted 6-2 to approve a raise of up to $120,000 for City Light Chief Executive Officer Jorge Carrasco. Carrasco, already the highest-paid city employee at nearly $245,000 a year, now has a pay range up to $364,000, though a spokesman for Mayor Ed Murray has said Carrasco would get about $305,000 in a…

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June 4, 2014 at 4:49 PM

City Light head could get $110,000 raise

A Seattle City Council committee today approved a raise of up to $110,000 for Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco that would bring his salary to $364,000 a year. Carrasco already is the highest paid employee in the city, but other heads of public power companies make significantly more, the city personnel director Susan Coskey told the council…

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March 25, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Power restored after outage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m. | Power has been restored to the area, according to Seattle City Light. ORIGINAL POST | A power outage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is affecting an estimated 150 customers, according to Seattle City Light. The area affected is mostly between East Thomas and East Harrison streets and Bellevue Avenue East and…

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March 3, 2014 at 5:28 PM

City Light: Equipment failure, not balloons, caused outages

Thousands of residents in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood were without power Monday morning, and again in the afternoon because of equipment failure, according to Seattle City Light. Seattle City Light reported 7,325 residents were without power about 2 a.m. in the area bordered by East Mercer Street, Interstate 5, East Pine Street and 22nd Avenue East. Power…

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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 10:20 AM

Saturday Memo: Wind and rain … Seahawks, at last … Power outages

Weather: Wind and rain throughout the day; and in the mountains, wind and snow. The National Weather Service forecast. Seahawks: Not sure you heard, but there is a game today. After all the flag-flying and face-painting and 12th Man hoopla, Seattle and New Orleans finally play. Channel 13 at 1:35 p.m. — and lots…

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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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October 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Seattle streets closed after workers trapped by high-voltage lines

UPDATE 3:30 P.M.| Everything but the right, westbound lane of Denny Way has reopened in time for rush hour. King County Metro’s Route 8 bus line, which was going to be rerouted through the evening, is back on its regular route. Seattle Department of Transportation spokeswoman Marybeth Turner says there may be a few…

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