Wind, Trees Cause Power Outages in NE Seattle


About 9,800 Homes, Businesses Affected

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light crews were working to restore service to about 9,800 homes and businesses Tuesday evening after high winds blew trees into power lines in Northeast Seattle.

The outages affected customers from Wedgwood to Lake City. An initial estimate for restoration of service was set for 7:20 p.m.

Updates on restoration are available online at

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

[View City of Seattle News Release]