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Subject:   Power Restored to Capitol Hill Area
For Immediate Release:   
8/22/2011  8:05:00 PM
For More Information Contact:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

SEATTLE Seattle City Light crews have restored power to the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. The outage began about 4:30 p.m. and affected about 4,500 customers in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Power was restored about 6:50 p.m.

The cause of the outage is a faulty connection point on a switch that feeds the underground electrical system. When it rains after a long dry spell dust on equipment gets wet and can cause short circuits.

The general boundaries of the outage were: East Harrison Street on the north, East Union Street on the south, Bellevue Avenue on the west and 23rd Avenue on the east.

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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