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Subject:   Electric Service Returning to Neighborhoods
For Immediate Release:   
12/18/2006  12:00:00 PM
For More Information Contact:
Power Outage Hotline (206) 684-7400


Seattle - Electric Service Returning to Neighborhoods

Overnight, Seattle City Light restored the main distribution lines (feeders). We now shift our efforts to restoration of the laterals, which branch off the main lines. Laterals bring electricity to the neighborhoods, and there is significant work to do on both the northern and southern parts of our system.

Service Warning

As we go into the neighborhoods and make the repairs, those lines will be energized. That can pose a serious hazard and customers need to be aware. If customers see ANY downed lines, stay far away from them. Assume that any downed line is a live line. Anyone seeing a downed line should immediately report it by calling 684-3000.

How Customers Can Help With Outage Information
City Light estimates the vast majority of customers will have electric service by Tuesday at midnight. However, a number of miscellaneous outages will be reported after that. So that the Utility can identify and repair these scattered problems, customers who remain without power should call and report their outage. The Outage Hotline is (206) 684-7400. Please be patient - there will be many customers calling, but we need to hear from you. Please stay online and leave your message.

Alternative Heating and Cooking Dangers

The problem of carbon monoxide continues to exist. We cannot warn customers enough about the real dangers. Again, the rules are:
  • Always adequately vent space heaters (such as kerosene, propane and alcohol).

  • Never use charcoal or gas grills indoors, and never use a generator indoors, even in a garage. Always use grills and generators outdoors where they can be properly ventilated.

Emergency shelters have been open since Saturday night and doors will remain open until further notice. Four shelters are available in the City Light service area:

Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Avenue North
Phone: 206 684-7524
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
Phone: 206 684-7423
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave. South
Phone: 206 386-1919
Southwest Community Center
2801 SW Thistle
Phone: 206 684-7438

The City also continues to coordinate with community agencies to provide additional shelter for homeless persons. Additional shelter capacity is available at City Hall (600 Fifth Avenue) and the Frye Hotel (1425 4th Avenue) as well as at the Compass Center (77 South Washington Street). Referrals to these shelters are coordinated through Operation Nightwatch. We are pleased to note that no person was turned away from shelter the last two nights.

Neighbors helping neighbors can call the following number for more information or assistance:
To report an elderly, frail or ill neighbor who needs emergency assistance
2-1-1 or 1-866-4 CRISIS 1-866-427-4747
 

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