City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor

NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:   Power Restored to Most Skyway/Tukwila Customers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
7/13/2013  5:59:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233


SEATTLE Seattle City Light crews restored power by 4:50 p.m. to most customers affected by a fallen tree and wires down near Martin Luther King Way S. and S. 68th Avenue Twenty customers are still without power. The estimated time of restoration for all customers is 11:30 p.m. tonight.

City Light crews and police are coordinating to maintain security around the downed wires. The outage which started at 3:35 p.m. affected approximately 3,200 customers at its peak.

Customers can get outage information online at 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.