City Light is working to restore power to more than 3,700 customers in Eastlake and on the northwest edge of Capitol Hill following an outage in the area starting around 5:45 AM Monday morning. UPDATE: Good progress! City Light says the outage is down to 1,700 customers as of 6:22 AM.
People living in the area reported booms before the power failed — typically a sign of blown transformers.
City Light currently estimates crews will have the situation fixed by 11:40 AM. City Light reports the boundaries are on the North, E Allison St, on the south, E. Republican St, on the east 13th Ave E and on the west Minor Ave E.
The agency is also dealing with an outage in West Seattle “Crews are en route to both locations,” City Light says. “Not all customers within these boundaries are affected.”
Hopefully your plan to make a little figgy pudding can wait.
UPDATE 9:45 AM: From City Light — “@SEACityLight: Power out on Capitol Hill. 6390 customers out. Outage related to the earlier outage, which caused a second feeder to trip. crews enroute.” City Light estimates service will be restored by 1 PM.
UPDATE 1:00 PM: Around 3,700 customers still remain without power around Capitol Hill. City Light’s estimate for repair is now 2 PM.
UPDATE 1:15 PM: All is well. From City Light: “Power has been restored to outage affecting Eastlake and Capitol Hill. Crews on site said a distribution wire had failed.”