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Subject:   Seattle City Light Restoration Work Continues
For Immediate Release:   
12/19/2006  2:00:00 PM
For More Information Contact:
Power Outage Hotline (206) 684-7400


Seattle City Light Restoration Work Continues

Customers without power: 14,000

Neighborhoods without power (approximate numbers):

North of Ship Canal/Denny
Richmond Beach: 50
Shoreline: 600
Lake Forest Park: 1,250
Crown Hill: 50
Northgate: 150
Lake City: 100
Ballard: 50
University Area: 75
Wedgewood/Sandpoint: 115
Magnolia: 25
Queen Anne: 25
South of the Ship Canal/Denny
Capitol Hill: 500
Central Area: 300
West Seattle: 2,200
Delridge: 2,100
Beacon Hill: 870
Rainier Valley: 365
White Center: 625
Burien: 1,450
Tukwilla: 2,160
SeaTac: 500

Revised restoration estimates:
New forecast:

End of day Monday estimated remaining out 15,000
End of day Tuesday estimated remaining out 10,000
End of day Wednesday estimated remaining out 6,000
Estimated restoration for bulk of system 12:59 p.m. Thursday night
A number of miscellaneous outages will come in after Thursday

Restoration Progress:


Friday 4:00 a.m. 51% of Seattle City Light customers had power
Friday 11:00 p.m. 78% Seattle City Light customers had power
Saturday 11:00 p.m. 86% Seattle City Light customers had power
Sunday 11:00 p.m. 95% Seattle City Light customers had power
Monday 11:00 p.m. 96% Seattle City Light customers had power

Restoration Priorities
  • Critical Infrastructure - Hospitals, sewage treatment plants, nursing homes
  • Main distribution backbone - main distribution feeder aka main stem
  • Largest customer count - i.e. the greatest number of outages restored
  • Nested outages - an outage within an outage
  • Outage duration - all things equal, customer out longest restored first
Reaching out to the community
  • Three community shelters available
    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

  • All of 200 Code 1 customers - those are customers who have self-identified to us that they are on a medical support system were contacted.
  • Employees have been out in the neighborhoods since Saturday morning distributing leaflets - so far, 20,000 leaflets - including safety information and locations of shelters. We are out again today.
  • Call us an report an outage: 684-7400
    Call us to report a downed power line or emergency: 684-3000

    Phones are staffed 24/7 and there are 94 Customer Service Representatives available



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