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Subject:   Power Restored in South Seattle
For Immediate Release:   
3/10/2011  6:39:00 PM
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Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233


Landslide Caused Outage for About 2,800 Homes, Businesses

SEATTLE Seattle City Light crews restored service for about 2,800 homes and businesses in the Rainier Beach, South Seattle and Tukwila areas that lost power today when a landslide knocked trees into power lines and damaged utility poles.

The landslide occurred near 68th Avenue S and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, triggering an outage about 10:15 a.m. Service was restored to all customers by 5:15 p.m. The boundaries of the outage were on the north, S. Bangor St.; on the south, S. 170th St; on the east 76th Ave S and on the west 42nd Ave S. Not all customers within these boundaries 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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