electricity Section

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]

Power outage hits Burien Tuesday, affecting 3,851 homes & businesses

Power outage hits Burien Tuesday, affecting 3,851 homes & businesses

A power outage hit Burien at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 17), affecting 3,851 homes and businesses. Seattle City Light has not yet determined the cause, but we have a feeling that the windstorm... [Read more]

Power outage Monday affects nearly 1,200 homes & businesses

Power outage Monday affects nearly 1,200 homes & businesses

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage at 2:16 p.m. on Monday afternoon (Nov. 9) is affecting 1,186 customers in the Southern Heights/Boulevard Park area. The cause of the outage is a tree,... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 7800 in Burien Tuesday morning

Power outage affects over 7800 in Burien Tuesday morning

Seattle City Light is reporting that an equipment failure is responsible for a power outage that affected over 7,800 customers in Burien, starting at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 21: City Light adds... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 1800, including Sylvester Middle School Wed.

Power outage affects over 1800, including Sylvester Middle School Wed.

Around 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, a power outage hit the Burien/Normandy Park area served by Puget Sound Energy, affecting over 1800 customers, including Sylvester Middle School. Cause of the outage... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Up to $4,500 in rebates available through City Light’s ‘Community Power Works’

Up to $4,500 in rebates available through City Light’s ‘Community Power Works’

Have you heard the news? The Community Power Works program recently expanded to include all Seattle City Light customers in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park. Upgrades like a new... [Read more]

Outage knocks out power to over 6,400 in Burien Tuesday afternoon

Outage knocks out power to over 6,400 in Burien Tuesday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that an outage affected 6,413 homes and business in the south Burien area, as well as 3,130 in the SeaTac/Tukwila areas. The Burien outage started at 1:30 p.m. and the... [Read more]

Power outage affects around 9,700 in Burien area Saturday morning

Power outage affects around 9,700 in Burien area Saturday morning

A power outage hit the Burien and south end areas Saturday morning around 10 a.m., knocking out electricity for around 9,700 homes and businesses. Seattle City Light says it was an equipment fail caused... [Read more]

Area gets dusting of snow, power goes out in Three Tree Point Saturday morning

Area gets dusting of snow, power goes out in Three Tree Point Saturday morning

Snow covers branches near Tukwila. Photo by Michael Brunk. A light layer of snow dusted the Burien area Saturday morning, and power went out to a few hundred homes in the Tree Tree Point neighborhood. Seattle... [Read more]

Thanksgiving night power outage affects at least 1100 homes & businesses

Thanksgiving night power outage affects at least 1100 homes & businesses

Maureen Hoffmann posted this pic on Facebook, and said: “Power’s out in Burien and I’ve got a front row seat for watching the repairs, right out my window. 10:17 pm and I just heard... [Read more]

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands Saturday night

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands Saturday night

Our Puget Sound Weather Geek clocked a gust of 65MPH at his weather station above Three Tree Point Saturday night. With gusts reaching as high as 65MPH and sustained winds around 50MPH*, a massive, powerful... [Read more]

Want to ‘Solarize Burien’? Attend one of these free workshops

Want to ‘Solarize Burien’? Attend one of these free workshops

Are you interested in solar power? Want to ‘Solarize Burien’ or your own home? You should attend one of these free solar workshops to learn more: Wednesday, Sept. 10: 7:00-8:30 p.m., South... [Read more]

Power outage affects nearly 4,500 in Burien Wednesday morning

Power outage affects nearly 4,500 in Burien Wednesday morning

A power outage disrupted electricity to nearly 4,500 homes in Burien Wednesday morning (July 23), according to Seattle City Light: UPDATE: A second power outage in the Shorewood area was apparently caused... [Read more]

Tree knocks out power to over 2,900 in Burien Saturday night

Tree knocks out power to over 2,900 in Burien Saturday night

UPDATE: Jonica Combs is reporting that power was restored in Olde Burien just before 10 p.m. PREVIOUSLY: Seattle City Light is reporting of two power outages – one caused by a downed tree in an area... [Read more]

Power outage affecting 140 City Light customers on Ambaum in Burien

Power outage affecting 140 City Light customers on Ambaum in Burien

A power outage caused by an equipment failure that started at 5:56 a.m. on Monday, April 21 has put 140 customers in the dark in Burien, according to Seattle City Light. The outage is on/near Ambaum... [Read more]

Downed tree causes power outage in Burien/White Center Thursday morning

Downed tree causes power outage in Burien/White Center Thursday morning

A downed tree caused a power outage to approximately 7,900 customers in the Burien/White Center area Thursday morning. Seattle City Light says that electricity was restored to most sometime between 8:30... [Read more]

Seattle City Light planning power outage along Ambaum Blvd. on Saturday, Jan. 25

Seattle City Light planning power outage along Ambaum Blvd. on Saturday, Jan. 25

Seattle City Light announced that they will be conducting a 10-hour power outage on Saturday, Jan. 25, starting at 7 a.m. along Ambaum Blvd. SW from SW 139th to 144th Street. This outage is so that crews... [Read more]