Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lengthy Power Outages Have Begun As City Light Works On Aging Electrical System

Power was out to about 250 homes for ten hours on Tuesday as Seattle City Light works on a major electrical system rebuild, including a full replacement of cables, transformers, junction boxes (protective connections for cables) and connectors on an aging underground electric cable installed in the 1940s.

Residents affected are bordered by NE 46th Street on the north, NE 42rd Street on the south, 55th Avenue NE on the east and 51st Avenue NE on the west.

Several residents reported power out starting at 9:05am and power finally restored at 7pm.

Residents say they have received notification from City Light that a 2nd outage is planned for June 10.

Seattle City Light had sent out email on Tuesday saying:
The planned power outage that was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today needs to be extended, since the old electric cable is stuck in the conduit. Crews are working to pull out the old cable, replace it with new electric cable and restore power as quickly and safely as possible. The initial estimated time of restoration is now late this evening.

More information about the outage go here.

Detailed information about same day restoration time can be found here.  

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