’3 booms and power is out’ in northwest Capitol Hill — UPDATE

Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 6.12.48 AMCity Light is working to restore power to more than 3,7Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 6.07.17 AM00 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.”

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12 thoughts on “’3 booms and power is out’ in northwest Capitol Hill — UPDATE

  1. Just like a couple weeks ago I heard the BOOM! but had no loss of power @ E Denny Way. These days I hear explosions and just roll over and go back to sleep. But, sincere condolences to those people who’ve been without power recently. I’ve been there and it sux.

  2. Is that addressed to me? I’ll take the question just in case. It’s a problem for anyone with food in the fridge/freezers. It’s a problem for anyone who works from home via the internet. It’s COLD today if you’re without heat. Never said it was the end of the world, but sincerely again, condolences to all.

  3. Pingback: Power outage affects patches of Hill following downed wires in Eastlake | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle

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