The outages were part of a series of service disruptions around the city leaving more than 20,000 without power.
The largest outage surrounding the park was reportedly caused by a downed branch or tree. A smaller outage knocking about 600 out had a reported restoration time of after 11 PM. City Light estimated a midnight or later restoration for the larger outage.
The outages followed an increase in the night’s gusts around 8 PM. Winds on the 520 bridge measured above 60 MPH.
Around 8:04 PM, wires were reported down on 20th Ave E.
You can view City Light’s status page here. UPDATE: As of 9:50 PM, citywide outages have left more than 50,000 without power around Seattle. UPDATE x2: Some areas around Volunteer Park were restored to service around 10:45 PM.
— Katie Westface (@katie_westlake) October 26, 2014
UPDATE: Careful out there — lots of branches (and trees!) on the ground:
— Brandon (@Khurzad) October 26, 2014
UPDATE 10/27/2014 9:45 AM: Seattle Parks tells us there isn’t a longterm prognosis for the big Cal Anderson maple that lost a massive branch during the weekend storm. The tree, which provides a big landmark and some much needed summer shade in the southwest corner of Bobby Morris field, remains mostly intact. The fallen section will be removed by a work crew during the day Monday. A fence in the area was also damaged.