More than 3,000 customers were without power Wednesday morning as a power outage stretched across a large swath of Capitol Hill and onto First Hill.
City Light says the outage occurred just before 9 AM and that workers were still trying to identify a cause.
CHS has received reports that a construction crane may have struck wires near 12th and Union. However, we have also received multiple reports of downed wires near Stewart and Yale.
The online City Light status map is not being updated at this time. City Light said it was also looking into why that system is down.
- “12th at Union”
- “Power is out around Denny/Bellevue/Olive”
- “Power is out in the whole of Pike/Pine, Melrose to Broadway”
- “18th at Union”
UPDATE: The City Light automated status map is now updated with the outages:
3,620 without service — estimated restoration time: Noon.
UPDATE: City light says a truck damaging a utility pole near Denny and Yale set off the outage:
Seattle City Light crews were working Wednesday morning to restore power for about 3,600 homes and businesses in Capitol Hill, First Hill and South Lake Union after a car struck a utility pole.
The outage started about 8:46 a.m. when the car struck the pole near the intersection of Denny Way and Yale Avenue. An initial estimate for restoration of service was set for noon.
General boundaries for the outage were E Denny Way on the north, E Columbia Street on the south, Interstate 5 on the west and 21st Avenue on the east. Not all homes and businesses in that area were affected.
UPDATE: Apparently, a semi truck got tangled in wires this morning:
Here’s the result from @u747:
UPDATE: Reports from many parts of the Hill that power has been restored starting around 10:05 AM.
UPDATE: SPD says it is investigating the semi-truck vs. pole incident.