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Subject:   Update: Power restored in northwest Seattle and Burien areas
For Immediate Release:   
1/5/2009  2:29:00 AM
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Update: Power restored in northwest Seattle and Burien areas

SEATTLE - City Light crews have restored power to approximately 3,900 customers in the Burien and northwest Seattle areas.

Seven other power outages are affecting up to 15,277 customers in the northeast and southeast neighborhoods of Seattle, West Seattle, Burien, Unincorporated Arbor Lake and Lake Forest Park. The causes of the outages, where known, are snow and trees in the lines. Seattle City Light crews are responding to investigate and to repair the outages.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 9:58:00 PM
North - S 96th St
South - SW 175th St
West - 33rd Ave SW
East - 24th Ave S
Approximate customers affected: 3671
Cause: TREE
Estimated power restoration time for the above outage: January 5, 2009 at 6 a.m.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 8:48:00 PM
North - 52nd Ave S
South - S Graham St
West - 51st Pl S
East - Lk Washington
Approximate customers affected: 157
Cause: TREE
Estimated power restoration time for the above outage: January 5, 2009 at 8 a.m.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 7:51:00 PM
North - SW Mrytle St
South - SW Austin St
West - SW Webster St
East - 18th Ave SW
Approximate customers affected: 25
Cause: TREE
Unknown estimated restoration time.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 -10:37 PM
North - S 99th St
South - SW 176th St
West - 32nd Ave SW
East - Military Rd S
Approximate customers affected: 2867
Cause: Unknown
Unknown estimated restoration time.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 10:36 PM
North - SW Findlay St
South - SW 112th St
West - 46th Ave SW
East - 17th Ave SW
Approximate customers affected: 3070
Cause: Snow
Unknown estimated restoration time.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 10:39 PM
North - NE 198th St
South - NE 148th St
West - 25th Ave NE
East - Lk Washington
Approximate customers affected: 2912
Cause: Unknown
Description:
Unknown estimated restoration time.

Boundaries - 1/4/2009 11:09 PM
North - NE 75th St
South - NE 55th St
West - 8th Ave NE
East 45th Ave NE
Approximate customers affected: 2575
Cause: Unknown
Unknown estimated restoration time.

Not all customers within these boundaries have lost power.

City Light reminds customers to stay safe:

* During an outage, never use barbecue grills or generators inside the house or in a garage. This grills and generators must be used outside, and away from open windows and vents to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

* Residents should always be ready with emergency supplies for at least three days for each person and pet. Items to include are a hand-crank or battery-operated flashlight and radio, fresh batteries, a survival blanket, manual can opener, a first aid kit, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food and water, at least one gallon of water per person per day. Do not use candles or items with an open flame that may be a fire hazard.

* Close doors, windows, curtains, and unused fireplace dampers to retain heat if there is an outage. Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Discard refrigerated perishable foods after four hours without power.

City Light phone numbers:
Customers experiencing outages should call our Outage Hotline at 206-684-7400 for recorded information about existing outages, and to report new outages that are not mentioned. During business hours, call 206-684-3000.

Call (206) 706-0051 to report any wires that are down. If someone sees a downed wire, assume the wire is "live" and dangerous. Back away from the line, going the same way you got in. Do not get any closer to the wire.



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