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Subject:   Spring Storm Brings Outage to 2,900 Customers in Lake Forest Park
For Immediate Release:   
4/2/2010  10:03:00 AM
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Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

Winds Expected to Continue Into Afternoon

SEATTLE High winds that sent a tree into power lines were responsible for an outage in Lake Forest Park affecting about 2,900 homes and businesses today.

The outage was reported about 9:30 a.m. as winds started to pick up with a Spring windstorm. Forecasters were predicting sustained winds of up to 35 mph and gusts up to 55 mph.

Seattle City Light had 14 crews ready to respond to outages related to overhead power lines throughout the day.

The general boundaries of the outage in Lake Forest Park were NE 198th Street on the north, NE 148th Street on the south, Lake Washington on the east, and 25th Avenue NE on the west. Not all customers within those boundaries was affected. Restoration of service was expected about noon.

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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