Power restored for thousands in Eastlake, Capitol Hill

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 23 at 2:35 PM

About 6,400 Seattle City Light customers in the Eastlake and Capitol Hill neighbors were without power Monday morning after a tree fell onto some power lines, triggering multiple power outages.

The first outage happened around 5:30 a.m. and affected about 3,750 customers.

Crews responded and rerouted power in attempted to restore service. However, once the electricity was swiched to a different circuit, the circuit equipment failed, bumping up the number of affected customers to about 6,400.

Crews on site said a distribution wire had failed. Power was restored around 1:15 p.m.

West Seattle also experienced a power outage around 5:30 a.m., affecting about 4,000. Power was restored in West Seattle around 8:30 a.m.

Get the latest updates on the Seattle City Light website.

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