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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]

Burien to get part of $94 million City Light program for new electronic meters

Burien to get part of $94 million City Light program for new electronic meters

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday was given a preview of Seattle City Light’s $94 million system-wide advanced metering system replacing 420,000 old meters at homes and businesses. The... [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]

Seattle City Light will soon be upgrading equipment in Burien/White Center areas

Seattle City Light will soon be upgrading equipment in Burien/White Center areas

Starting in early to mid-April 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Highline and White Center areas by upgrading electronic equipment to 35 utility poles... [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]

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]

FOLLOWUP: Former Seattle City Light ‘Cherry Tree Lot’ is up for sale

FOLLOWUP: Former Seattle City Light ‘Cherry Tree Lot’ is up for sale

The former Seattle City Light lot located at Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street (map below) has been listed as “For Sale,” which means that a grassroots campaign to save an endangered, ~68-year... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Starting in early to mid-May, Seattle City Light will begin replacing aging utility poles in Burien, which will likely cause numerous maintenance power outages. Crews will work in an area bordered by... [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]

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

Seattle City Light is warning its customers to beware of con artists who pose as utility bill collectors. City Light says that a business owner was victimized this week by the phone scam, in which a caller... [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]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

Over the past few weeks, a group that has been trying to save an historic Akebono Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street has met with three Burien City Councilmembers. The... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [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]

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]