Over 7,000 Homes Lose Power In Burien Area Due To Wind Storm


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A very strong wind storm gusted into the area Tuesday night (Jan. 24), leaving more than 7,000 homes without power in the Burien area.

Seattle City Light says that one outage occurred around 11:30 p.m.

The exact cause is unknown, but power was restored to the Home Headquarters of The B-Town Blog in the Three Tree Point neighborhood just before 6:30 a.m.

Crews are responding to identify the exact locations, assess causes, and make repairs.

Customers can get outage information online at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat.

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2 Responses to “Over 7,000 Homes Lose Power In Burien Area Due To Wind Storm”
  1. M-on-a-bike says:

    The transformer across the street from me “blew up” at 11:26 last night, preceded twice by that first, loud, ominous hum that I’ve come to know so well. The flash of light is always incredible.

    I’m grateful to have a UPS Back-up battery, which acts as a super surge protector and gives me a half hour of time to save all my documents and shut down my computer properly. With all the trees around here, I highly recommend it!

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  2. BC says:

    M-on-a-bike: Same here. I heard the bang of the transformer blowing up. Sounded just like when it blew last Thursday during the ice storm. I’m just over near Highline Hospital and the transformer sounded pretty darn close.

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