Power Restored To Most Burienites After Severe Windstorm Strikes Area
A windstorm with winds gusting up to 50mph caused numerous power outages across the Burien area Monday night.
The outages initially left more than 18,000 City Light customers without power, and aside from B-Town, some of the largest outages were found in West Seattle and the Rainier Valley.
Power was restored (at least to us) around 5am Tuesday morning, and Seattle City Light says that by 1am power had been restored to about half the customers who were initially affected.
Seattle City Light experienced multiple outages throughout its service territory, starting about 9:30pm Monday night (Nov. 15th), when a strong weather front moved through the area, bringing sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph. With many leaves still on the trees, those winds brought branches into contact with power lines, creating outages.
According to City Light, as of 9am Tuesday, Nov. 16th, it looks like there’s only one remaining outage in the Burien area, affecting some 134 customers, with a projected restoration time of 1:10pm today; to see a “live” map of outages, click here:
[EDITOR’S NOTE: One reason it took us until 9am Tuesday morning to post this was because we too were victims of the outage.]