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Subject:   Power Restored After Beacon Hill Car-Pole Accident
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5/11/2011  11:44:00 PM
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Customers Restored within 45 minutes

SEATTLE ó Power was restored at 9:57 p.m. today to nearly all 3,400 customers affected by a power outage on Beacon Hill after an earlier car-pole accident. Seattle City Light crews restored power within 45 minutes of the start of the outage. Four customers in the immediate vicinity of the accident remain without power after the pole was broken off. Seattle City Light crews should complete the full restoration by 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Veteranís Administration Medical Center was affected but ran on back-up generation until it was brought back on line with the power grid shortly after the accident.

The general boundaries of the outage were South Hanford Street on the north, South Dawson Street on the south, 51st Avenue S. on the east and 10th Avenue S. on the west. Not all customers within those 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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