Skagit Tour Season Kicks Off With Familiarization Event

The beauty of our national parks can be a highlight to any summer. Our Skagit Tour season kicked off in late June with a familiarization event, framed by the stunning North Cascades National Park. That’s a long title for hosting a diverse group of media, agency representatives, and social media influencers who in turn post or publish to promote the tours. The 15 participants were treated to a hybrid version of our Skagit Tours and, as you can see from the photo, captured some great weather and material for their posts.

Get a first-hand familiarization yourself! Our boat-based tours provide a wonderful way to experience the majestic mountains of the North Cascades and glistening Diablo Lake with views that are not accessible by foot or car. Our land-based tours feature the beautiful simplicity of hydropower, the amazing history of our company town, and a lighted waterfalls walk with a famous chicken dinner. Register today at: or (360) 854-2589.

Photo credit: Nathan MacDonald, Seattle City Light


Crews Complete Upgrade in Mt. Baker in Support of East Link Extension

City Light crews recently completed important work ahead of Sound Transit’s East Link Extension. Thirty-nine utility poles were placed and upgraded wire was installed in a section of the Mt. Baker neighborhood.

The investment in infrastructure will provide power to Sound Transit’s planned traction power substation. The new substation will help electrify light rail to the Eastside.

City Light appreciates customers’ patience during this important project. More information can be found here.

Power Outage Affecting 5,300 Customers in Parts of Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Ravenna

Seattle City Light  crews are working to restore power to about 5,300 customers in parts of Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Ravenna. The outage started at 11 p.m. and its cause is currently unknown.  An early estimate for restoration, based on historical data, is 2 a.m. Monday, January 22. Customers can get updated outage information at

Crews Restore Power After Outage Affects About 12,900 Homes, Businesses

Crews worked through the night to restore power to approximately 12,900 customers. While crews worked to restore power to an earlier outage, four circuit breakers relayed offline causing a cascading effect and a small substation fire. The sequence of events led to a larger outage. Affected areas in parts of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne were returned to power by 6:15 a.m. this morning, Saturday, January 20. The cause of the original outage is still being investigated.