Christmas Storm Brings Large Tree Down Across SW 152nd; Power Outages

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UPDATE 12/27/11: Seattle City Light is reporting that power has been restored to all Customers affected by Christmas Day’s windstorm by 2:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26).

Seattle City Light experienced multiple outages throughout its service territory, starting about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, when a cold front moved through the area causing wind gusts of 50 mph. At the peak of the windstorm approximately 18,000 customers were without power.

PREVIOUSLY: BTB Reader Carrie Baggaley Rasmussen texted us these pics, taken by her husband Justin, of a large tree down across SW 152nd near the Ruth Dykeman Center, felled by a Christmas Day storm, which also caused scattered power outages in the Burien area.

As you can see in the foreground, a car was also damaged by a fallen telephone pole.

Seattle City Light says that more than 7,000 homes and businesses were affected by the storm, with some of the largest outages in the SeaTac and Burien area – here’s a map showing the outages:

“Crews are responding to identify the exact locations and causes of the outages and then will make repairs,” City Light said in a statement.

Customers can get outage information online at

If you have any photos of other storm damage, please email us and we’ll try to post them (in-between eating and visiting with family…).

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9 Responses to “Christmas Storm Brings Large Tree Down Across SW 152nd; Power Outages”
  1. Conner says:

    I live in Burien, experts say that looks taken care of. No big deal.

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  2. Tongue in Cheek says:

    I think this was caused by C,A,R.E.S. taking over animal control

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  3. Janet says:

    It is a big deal. At 8:30 pm on 12/25 street is still blocked.

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  4. atkmh says:

    Nothing is open…….

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  5. Ladybug says:

    Grow up, you must be very lonely and bitter

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  6. Bruce says:

    I am not surprised that such selfish and shallow people live in Burien You people make me sick I am sorry you have such a hard your life comes to a halt when the power goes out or a street is closed and you must go a block out of your way to you I say Fu** Off Every one around here got pretty lucky and should really think about whats important And before you get back to being pissed because you can’t be sucking down your wine and maxing out your credit cards at the trendy places around town because the road is closed and the power is out go take a look at the .south whidbey record

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    • Giz says:

      Take a pill and grow up Bruce. Whining about whining? Sheesh. You must be, like 14.

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    • atkmh says:

      Exactly Bruce. Nothing was open with or without the storm, so why the panic? Oh my, there’s a tree in the road. Drive around it.

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  7. Bruce says:

    nope your wrong , I am 17. and can you tell my mom to come home?

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