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STREET LIGHT & POWER LINE REPAIR

Broken street light fixtures and blinking or dim street lights need to be replaced. If you notice a malfunctioning street light, obtain the pole number from the pole and call City Light’s Street Light Repair hotline:

206-684-7056 or report it online at: http://www.seattle.gov/light/streetlight/.

The phone line is staffed from Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, but a message can be left after hours. The sooner you call, the quicker the light will be working again.

If you think there is a power outage, call 206-625-4448 to report it and/or find out the estimated time that service will be restored.

A common cause of power outages is tree branches brushing against power lines. City Light trims trees that affect power lines but it is not responsible for the lines that run between power poles and buildings. To report trees that are touching wires call City Light at 206-386-1663. Be specific about the nature of the problem. If you feel there is imminent danger, be sure to communicate this when you describe the problem. These calls are prioritized from most urgent to least urgent and, for a “non-urgent” situation, the waiting time is up to six months. Try to notify City Light before branches pose a serious problem or hazard.

Frequently asked questions:

Does City Light have a regular maintenance schedule for trimming trees around power lines?

Yes. City Light tries to get to all parts of the city every four to seven years.

Who can we call for further information on street light and power line repair?

Call City Light’s general information line at 206-684-3000 or the Street Light Repair hotline at 206-684-7056.

What other ways are there to improve lighting in our district?

There are several ways to do this. 1. Use the City Light Alley and Security Lighting program (described in Public Safety section), 2. Form a BIA to purchase lighting improvements (described in Funding section), 3. Consider adding pedestrian lights (described in the Enhancement Projects section).

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  • Seattle City Light

 

          Customer Service----------------------------------------------

206-684-3000

          Power Outage -------------------------------------------------

206-625-4448

          Trees on Wire -------------------------------------------------

206-386-1663

          Street Light Repair --------------------------------------------

206-684-7056

          Online reporting: http://www.seattle.gov/light/streetlight

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