Arts a Glow turns into get out and go as lightning and thunder shut down Burien event
The annual Festival of lights in Burien, Arts A Glow was shut down almost immediately by an unusual fall thunderstorm that brought massive numbers of lightning flashes and torrential rain to the Seattle area.
The "procession" a parade of illuminated characters that was set to take a new route through Dottie Harper Park on SW 146th was shut down just prior it beginning at 8pm as a light rain began falling under skies that were flashing already,
Then the real storm came in and with it heavy rains that made street drains struggle to keep up and cars spraying large splashes as people fled the area for home or other shelter.
The power was knocked out across the Seattle area in pockets with 1337 customers out.