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Subject:   UPDATE: City Light Crews Responding to Outages Affecting 9,000 Customers
For Immediate Release:   
3/16/2010  2:55:00 PM
For More Information Contact:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

Seattle City Light repair crews responded to several reported outages affecting a total of 9,000 customers Tuesday afternoon as gusty winds blew tree branches into power lines.

The affected neighborhoods were Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Georgetown, West Seattle and Greenwood.

The outage in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park affected about 2,800 homes and businesses. Its general boundaries were NE 201 Street on the north, NE 165th Street on the south, 49th Place NE on the east and Corliss Avenue W on the west. A repair crew expected to have service restored by 2:45 p.m.

A second outage affected about 660 homes and businesses in Georgetown. Its general boundaries were S Dakota Street on the north, S Holden Street on the south, 16thAvenue S on the east and 2nd Avenue S on the west.

About 2,800 customers in West Seattle were also without power. The general boundaries of the outage were SW Findlay Street on the north, SW Henderson Street on the south, 34th Avenue SW on the east and Puget Sound on the west.

In Greenwood, 3,000 customers briefly lost power about 2:20 p.m. Service was restored within 15 minutes.

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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