UPDATE: Power Restored After Downed Tree Causes Outage For 3,700 In Area


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UPDATE 4/2/10 @ 5pm: Seattle City Light says that their repair crews restored power about 3:30pm to 3,700 homes and businesses in Burien and unincorporated King County that were affected by an outage caused by a spring wind storm.

As we reported earlier, the outage occurred about 2:20 p.m.

The general boundaries were South 96th Street on the north, SW 175th Street on the south, 24th Ave South on the west, and 33rd Ave SW on the east. Not all customers within those boundaries were affected.

According to City Light, the outage was caused by a falling tree coming into contact with power lines in the high winds.

When it was first reported, City Light said that crews “expected to have power fully restored about 8pm.” They obviously beat that deadline.

Winds also caused numerous outages in several other areas of City Light’s territory, including about 2,900 homes and businesses in Lake Forest Park that were affected by – you guessed it – a tree blown over by high winds into power lines.

Seattle City Light had 14 crews ready to respond to outages related to overhead power lines throughout the day.

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