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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: City Light Crews Restore Power to 20,000+ Customers -- Only Hundreds Remain – Mother Nature Makes Her Presence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/28/2013  10:25:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tyson Lin
phone: (206) 714-2934
pager: 206/997-6409
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233



SEATTLE - It all started around 5 p.m. today when Mother Nature knocked out power to more than 21,000 Seattle City Light customers. City Light crews worked around the clock to restore power to various neighborhoods throughout Seattle and other outlying areas in its service territory. In three hours, crews restored power to more than 15,000 customers. One hour later, crews restored power to 4,000 more customers. As of 11 p.m., crews have restored power to more than 20,000 customers and only hundreds remain without power. The four major areas affected by the weather-related incidents include:

North
-Serving Ravenna, Bryant, View Ridge, Matthews Beach, Wedgwood
-Outages (originally 2858 outages; now 15 total outages)
-Estimated time of restoration = Sunday, 9/29 at 1:30 a.m.

University
-Serving Wallingford, Stevens, Lake Union, Lake Washington Eastlake, Montlake, Broadway
-Outages (originally 7,228 outages; now 339 total outages)
-Estimated time of restoration = Saturday, 9/28 at 11:30 p.m.

East Pine
-Serving Minor, Mann, Madison Park, Harrison/Denny-Blaine, Madrona
-Outages (originally 2,354 outages; now 1 total outage)
-Estimated time of restoration = Sunday, 9/29 at 1:00 a.m.

Creston
-Serving Renton, Rainier Beach, Rainier Valley, King County Unincorporated
-Outages (originally 3,930 outages; now 0 total outages)
-Fully restored

To learn more, please visit the Seattle City Light outage map: http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/.

Seattle City Light is the tenth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

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