power outage Section

Equipment failure responsible for power outage in Seahurst

Equipment failure responsible for power outage in Seahurst

A power outage in Burien was caused by equipment failure, Seattle City Light said. The outage knocked electricity out for 149 customers in an area near Seahurst Park. Estimated restoration was 10:39 a.m.... [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 at Highline High School sends students home early Tuesday

Power outage at Highline High School sends students home early Tuesday

Due to a power outage Tuesday morning (Jan. 2), students at Highline High School were sent home early from school. “This morning we were operating with partial power and space heaters,” the... [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]

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has knocked out electricity for 5,645 customers in Burien Monday afternoon, Nov. 13 around 4:36 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause but we’re... [Read more]

Over 200 lose power in Burien during Monday morning windstorm

Over 200 lose power in Burien during Monday morning windstorm

Over 200 business and residential customers of Seattle City Light were in the dark after the first round of fierce winds hit the Burien area Monday morning, Nov. 13. City Light says the outage started... [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]

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

Photo courtesy Dave Luxem. A one-car accident on Sylvester Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, April 13, sent one to the hospital, and caused a power outage in the area. After the driver was cleared... [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]

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]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Close to 8,000 households lost power Saturday, Oct. 8, as wind gusts trimmed down leafy trees in areas between Three Tree Point and White Center: Seattle City... [Read more]

Power outage hits 2,000 in SeaTac area Saturday, including Sound Transit

Power outage hits 2,000 in SeaTac area Saturday, including Sound Transit

Seattle City Light said via Twitter Saturday morning (April 9) that a failed underground switch has caused an outage affecting around 2,000 customers, including Sound Transit Link Light Rail. Link Light... [Read more]

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Sunday’s huge windstorm has knocked out power to over 4,100 homes and businesses in Burien. Seattle City Light said that the cause(s) are downed trees, and the estimated restoration time is 7:16... [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]

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]