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Subject:   Service Restored to Most of 18,000 Customers Affected by Windstorm
For Immediate Release:   
11/16/2010  1:36:00 PM
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Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233
Repairs for Five Remaining Customers Expected by 5 p.m.

SEATTLE Seattle city Light Crews restored service to most of the 18,000 customers affected by Monday's windstorm by 9 a.m. today.

By 1 p.m. only five customers remained without power. Work continued to bring back their service. The longest repair was expected to be complete by 5 p.m.

Seattle City Light experienced multiple outages throughout its service territory, starting about 9:30 p.m. Monday, when a strong weather front moved through the area, bringing sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph. With many leaves still on the trees, those winds brought branches into contact with power lines, creating outages.

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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