electricity Section

Utility pole onto car in Tukwila knocks out power to thousands Friday

Utility pole onto car in Tukwila knocks out power to thousands Friday

Photo courtesy Tukwila Police Utility poles that fell onto an occupied car on E. Marginal Way in Tukwila knocked out power to thousands in the south end, including a large portion of Burien on Friday afternoon,... [Read more]

Another power outage knocks around 3,900 into the dark in Burien Mon. night

Another power outage knocks around 3,900 into the dark in Burien Mon. night

Monday night’s power outage map as of 7:30 p.m. On Monday night around 6:40 p.m., the lights flickered, went out, came back on then poof! out went power – again – to around 3,900 customers from... [Read more]

UPDATE: Snow storm causes power outages in Burien Saturday

UPDATE: Snow storm causes power outages in Burien Saturday

UPDATE Feb. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.: The weekend snow storm knocked out power to thousands of customers in Burien on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. An earlier outage affected a couple hundred homes in Three Tree Point,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It snowed! How much more will we get, and for how much longer?

PHOTOS: It snowed! How much more will we get, and for how much longer?

It snowed in Burien overnight, and as of 10:45 a.m. it was still coming down lightly – good news if you’re a student who likes ‘Snow Days,’ or you just like to play in the white stuff. Of... [Read more]

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

A powerful windstorm – what one local weather chaser called a ‘truly unique tempest’ and classified as a ‘1 in 10 year category’ – slammed the region early Sunday morning,... [Read more]

Outage knocks out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night

Outage knocks out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night

An outage knocked out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night, Nov. 12, at around 10:20 p.m. The outage was a bit scattered, and included areas like North Burien, Seahurst, downtown, Three... [Read more]

Bird likely responsible for knocking power out in Burien Friday afternoon

Bird likely responsible for knocking power out in Burien Friday afternoon

Seattle City Light is blaming a bird/animal for the cause of a power outage that affected 59 customers in Burien Friday afternoon, Oct. 26. The outage started at 10:59 a.m., and the estimated restoration... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien shares update on Power outage on 1st Ave South

UPDATE: City of Burien shares update on Power outage on 1st Ave South

A power outage on 1st Ave South is still affecting several businesses and intersections, and the City of Burien shared this update: Currently, the city has a generator powering the traffic signal at SW... [Read more]

Power outage caused by digging knocks out electricity in Burien

Power outage caused by digging knocks out electricity in Burien

A power outage caused by digging knocked out power to nearly 130 customers in Burien Thursday morning, Sept. 20. The outage in around 1st Ave South, and appears to start at SW 152nd Street on the south... [Read more]

Power outage hits nearly 2,000 in Burien Wednesday morning

Power outage hits nearly 2,000 in Burien Wednesday morning

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage is affecting nearly 2,000 customers in Burien Wednesday morning. City Light says the outage started at 10:35 a.m. This may have also caused an outage... [Read more]

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 3,330 in Burien Sunday

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 3,330 in Burien Sunday

An outage knocked out electricity for over 3,330 City Light customers in Gregory Heights and other neighborhoods at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. City Light says the cause was a car crashing into... [Read more]

Another power outage hits Highline High School; tonight’s play canceled

Another power outage hits Highline High School; tonight’s play canceled

Friday morning (Jan. 12) at around 11 a.m., Highline High School experienced a partial power outage due to a burnt fuse. Lunch and classes were not impacted, and power is expected to be restored later... [Read more]

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 4,500 customers Wed. afternoon

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 4,500 customers Wed. afternoon

A power outage knocked out electricity to over 4,500 City Light customers in north Burien Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 20. Electricity went out at 12:53 p.m. The cause is from a “failed connector... [Read more]

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

Photos showing power lines and tree branches down on 1st Ave South near SW 160th Street courtesy Sarah Reay. The first real fall storm – with gusts up to 44 MPH at Sea-Tac Airport – knocked power... [Read more]

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

A car crashed into a utility pole near 1st Ave South and S. 124th Street in Burien early Wednesday morning (May 3), knocking power out for over 4,000 customers. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m.,... [Read more]

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

UPDATE JAN. 1, 2017 1 p.m.: Looks like power has been restored to all but 865 customers, according to Seattle City Light: Crews have restored power to all but 865. Restoration time is still 4 pm. See... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will be installing taller new utility poles around Burien soon

Seattle City Light will be installing taller new utility poles around Burien soon

Seattle City Light announced this week that it will be installing new utility poles around the region – including Burien – with taller ones that include wireless utility data collection equipment. The... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 3200 in Burien/SeaTac/Tukwila Thursday

Power outage affects over 3200 in Burien/SeaTac/Tukwila Thursday

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has put over 3200 customrrs in the dark Thursday afternoon, Nov. 3, affecting parts of Burien, SeaTac and Tukwila. UPDATE: City Light says that power... [Read more]

First weekend storm puts thousands in the dark in Burien Friday morning

First weekend storm puts thousands in the dark in Burien Friday morning

The first damage from this weekend’s first storm put 3,964 customers in the dark in Burien Friday morning, Oct. 14. Seattle City Light reports that it is still investigating the cause of the outage. Puget... [Read more]