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Subject:   Some South Seattle and Shoreline Customers Without Power
For Immediate Release:   
11/18/2009  7:44:00 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Gustafson Nov. 18, 2009 pager: 206/386-4233
Some South Seattle and Shoreline Customers Without Power

SEATTLE Several areas in City Lights service area are currently without power. City light crews have been dispatched to restore service. The following areas are affected:

South Seattle: About 4,657 customers lost power at about 6:20 p.m. The cause is unknown and the estimated time of power restoral is undetermined. Affected areas include parts of Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill and Seward Park. The general boundaries of the outage are S. Alaska St. on the North, S. Norfolk St. on the South, Lake Washington on the East and Airport Way S. on the West.

Shoreline: Two small power outages are reported in Shoreline. A tree on the wire caused the first outage at about 5 p.m. About 43 customers are without service. The general boundaries of the outage are 21st PL NW on the North, NW 190th St to the South, 20th Ave. N.W. on the East and NW 193rd St. on the West. The estimated restoral time is 11:40 p.m.

The second outage in Shoreline is affecting about 270 customers. The cause is a downed wire. The general boundaries of the outage are N. 205 St. to the North, N.E. 195th St. to the South, 205th St. to the East and Ashworth Ave. N. on the West. The estimated restoral time is about midnight.

Not all homes and businesses within those general boundaries were affected.

Seattle City Light is the ninth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has 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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