Power outages in West Seattle and Burien put people in the dark; pockets still persisting
UPDATE 4:45pm Saturday
The number of customers without power as of 4:45pm in the greater Seattle area was down to 739 with single homes in West Seattle, Burien and elsewhere still out as tree limbs and other wind damage caused outages were being dealt with. The biggest area still dark was in the Seahurst area west of Burien with 84 customers still out from 22nd SW to the water and from 149thSW on the north to near 154th SW on the south. City Light showed that the power would be restored by this evening sometime before 8pm.
UPDATE 10:30 AM Saturday
The number of outages still affecting City Light customers was down to just over 4300 as crews worked to resolve smaller outages resulting from the Friday night windstorm that left more than 100,000 without of power at the peak. Reports of lightning and blown transformers came in from across the greater Seattle area. Some of those affected are not likely to get power back until this evening according to City Light, some as late as after 9pm.
UPDATE 7AM Saturday
Power was still out for more than13,000 people across the Seattle City Light service area on Saturday morning as crews worked to get the juice back on for pockets of outages in Shorewood, North Highland, Seahurst and north of Lake Burien, parts of Normandy Park and over near 1st Ave South. City Light had varying estimates of restoration but expected the work to be completed at times during the day on Saturday.
Original Post Friday
High winds took out the power for people in Burien/Normandy Park and West Seattle on Friday evening with the lines down along Maplewild Drive near Normandy Park affecting 310 City Light customers and thousands without power in West Seattle. Reports came in from around the area from Highland Park to Gatewood Hill. Delridge Way also reported outages.
The total customers with no power was 46,143 across the greater Seattle area at 9:15pm.
No firm estimate was available as yet for restoration. High winds were expected to continue through possibly 10pm.
More than 60,000 were without power in the wider Western Washington area according to Puget Sound Energy.
To check on the system status look here http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/
Just bought 400 in groceries better get it back on
I have no house phone from the high winds yesterday 12/14. All of my cordless phones say no power at the base. I am wondering if a phone line is down at a pole some where. I am at 6300 block of Delridge. I have electricity. Just no home phone. Yet house phone worked at 4:00 pm on 12/14.