Thunderstorm Causes Power Outage In Burien; Service Expected To Be Restored About 2pm

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Thursday night (Aug. 13th) around 7pm, a thunderstorm-related incident caused a power outage in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, affecting several hundred residents.

As of 10am Friday morning, many are still without electricity.

UPDATE 12:26pm 8/14/09: According to City light, “Crews energized the main feeder line for the area about 11:30 a.m. and are now working to restore each lateral line that carries power into smaller groups of homes and businesses. Service restoration is expected about 2 p.m.”

According to Seattle City Light:

Some customers in the Burien area remain without power this morning, and City Light crews are still patrolling the tree-lined area searching for trouble spots that caused the outage. Crews removed one tree that fell into power lines but other problems remain. Darkness and the topography hindered the effort, and crews are continuing service restoral efforts this morning. Service restoral is expected by mid-morning.

The boundaries of the outage, which is affecting about 250 customers, are North: Southwest 154th Street; South: Southwest 182nd Street; East: 21st Avenue Southwest; West: Puget Sound.

City Light realizes that any power outage is an inconvenience to customers and we will work diligently to restore power to Burien area customers.

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2 Responses to “Thunderstorm Causes Power Outage In Burien; Service Expected To Be Restored About 2pm”
  1. janet says:

    Power came on around 1pm Friday. Must have been some tree. Now my TV isn’t working. Whaddya know about this?

  2. Cyndi says:

    The power went off at least 3 times last night on the south side of Lake Burien – first at about 7:20 – for about 30 seconds – just long enough to knock everything off line. Then it went off again at 11:00 for about 10 minutes. And I discovered that it had gone off again in the night when I got up this morning and found everything off line again and the electronics blinking at me.

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