Crews Restore Power to Most Customers Affected By Storm

Seattle City Light crews continue to work around the clock to restore service to customers affected by Saturday’s windstorm. At the peak of the storm, 58,000 customers were without power. By comparison, approximately 1,600 customers were out of power this afternoon.

In City Light’s service territory, the north end was the largest hit area, especially Lake Forest Park. This area experienced widespread damage from fallen trees, branches, leaves and other debris.

Crews restored power to the main feeder lines that provide power to thousands of customers and are now focused on the smaller power lines (lateral) that carry electricity to several hundreds of people at a time. This is often the most time consuming and more detailed work.

Seattle City Light expects storm-related outages to be fully restored by mid-day on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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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 nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.