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Subject:   Power Restored in Beacon Hill
For Immediate Release:   
10/7/2010  3:05:00 AM
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Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233
Initial Outage Affected 5,100 Homes, Businesses

SEATTLE Seattle City Light repair crews restored service to about 5,100 homes and businesses in Beacon Hill about about an hour after the start of an outage early Thursday morning.

Crews repaired a failed underground cable that was the cause of the outage and restored service to all customers by about 2:30 a.m.

The initial general boundaries for the outage, which started about 1:30 a.m., were S. Alaska Street on the north, S. Norfolk Street on the south, Lake Washington on the east and Airport Way on the west. Not all customers within that area were affected.

Seattle City Light is the 10th 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.

 

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