First there was the buzzing…
This is a noise problem with the radio towers that sits on 18th & Madison. For the last 48 hours (since Wednesday), the radio towers has this very loud buzzer sound that has been going off every 30 seconds, day and night, non-stop.
Then there was the pop…
at approx 6:45 am today august 8th, a transformer atop a power pole exploded at the corner by the radio towers. i actually saw the expolsion and the shower of sparks. a few seconds later, black smoke belched from two (supposed) exhaust pipes and all was quiet, there was a no fire or smoke. an employee in the building stuck his head outside and i told him about the explosion. perhaps they’re related?
Now, there is the crow… Here is the story from Seattle City Light on what caused the brief power outage near the formerly buzzing 18th and Madison this morning:
There was a brief interuption [sic] in service this morning in the area near 18th and Madison. A crow landed on a riser and created a short circuit between two phases of the power lines. The breaker reset and service was restored.
There was some minor damage to a switch, but no transformer was damaged.
We’re sure the crow is fine.