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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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]

Power Outage Hits Nearly 2,900 in Burien, Boulevard Park Wed. Morning

Power Outage Hits Nearly 2,900 in Burien, Boulevard Park Wed. Morning

Map from Seattle City Light website shows one of the power outages in the Burien area. Click image to go directly to City Light’s system status map, where you can see the latest outages. Seattle... [Read more]

Power Still Out, Blog Updating Limited

Power Still Out, Blog Updating Limited

Power is still out at the BTB Home Headquarters at Three Tree Point, as we’re sure it still is for many other Burien residents. Because of this we have had to limit our updating. Once we get power... [Read more]

Power Outage Hits Burien Area

Power Outage Hits Burien Area

An ice storm has likely caused a power outage in the Burien area, cutting electricity (and precious Internet) for around 3,300 customs. We’re one of them, and we’ll try to update the blog from... [Read more]

UPDATE: Power Restored, Fire Damage Cleared Up & The Mark Has Re-Opened

UPDATE: Power Restored, Fire Damage Cleared Up & The Mark Has Re-Opened

Debra George, co-owner of The MARK Restaurant and Bar in Olde Burien, alerted us just before Noon on Friday (March 18) that power has been restored, fire and water damage has been cleaned up, and they’re... [Read more]

Wild Windstorm Knocks Power Out In Burien/Normandy Park Neighborhoods

Wild Windstorm Knocks Power Out In Burien/Normandy Park Neighborhoods

Thursday’s powerful windstorm knocked out power to some 2,840 residents in the Burien/Normandy Park neighborhoods. According to Seattle City Light, power went out around 6:30pm and was restored for... [Read more]

Power Restored To Most Burienites After Severe Windstorm Strikes Area

Power Restored To Most Burienites After Severe Windstorm Strikes Area

A windstorm with winds gusting up to 50mph caused numerous power outages across the Burien area Monday night. The outages initially left more than 18,000 City Light customers without power, and aside from... [Read more]

UPDATE: Power Outage In Burien/Arbor Lake Area Affecting Over 4,000

UPDATE: Power Outage In Burien/Arbor Lake Area Affecting Over 4,000

UPDATE 5/4/10 8pm: Seattle City Light says that power has been restored to customers affected by an early evening outage in Burien and Arbor Lake in King County. The original outage involved 4,003 customers. The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Power Restored After Downed Tree Causes Outage For 3,700 In Area

UPDATE: Power Restored After Downed Tree Causes Outage For 3,700 In Area

UPDATE 4/2/10 @ 5pm: Seattle City Light says that their repair crews restored power about 3:30pm to 3,700 homes and businesses in Burien and unincorporated King County that were affected by an outage caused... [Read more]

UPDATE: Power Restored To Most Customers In Burien/North Highline Area; Cause Was A “Pole Fire”

UPDATE: Power Restored To Most Customers In Burien/North Highline Area; Cause Was A “Pole Fire”

UPDATE 2:45pm 11/16/09: It appears that Seattle City Light lineworkers restored power about 2pm Monday (Nov. 16th) to most of the 4,000 homes and businesses affected by an outage in Burien and unincorporated... [Read more]