City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor

NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:   Ballard Power Outage -- Fully Restored
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
12/4/2012  8:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233


Power Fully Restored in Ballard

SEATTLE Seattle City Light crews have restored power to all customers in Ballard. The cause of the power outage was the result of a seagull flying into a power line. The power outage took place after 1:30 p.m. and affected 5,240 customers.

The outage boundaries were -- on the north, NW 70th St; on the south, the Ship Canal; on the east, 9th Ave NW and on the west Puget Sound. Not everyone within these boundaries were affected.

For more outage information, please visit 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.