Three separate power outages in LFP Thursday

Friday, June 9, 2017

Tree over power line in LFP
Photo by Cindy Riche

Lake Forest Park hit the Trifecta Thursday afternoon with three separate power outages. It was all the more remarkable because it was a warm, sunny afternoon with no wind or rain. Not only that, it was virtually the only power outage in all the Seattle City Light coverage area.

Scott Thomson, spokesperson for City Light, said, "We had separate events in that area. They were not related.

"One was a tree in the wires. One was a failed J-Box connector on an underground power line. And a third one that we were not able to find a cause for. Sometimes that happens when a branch falls into wires, creating a short circuit, and then the branch gets dislodged and falls to the ground, eliminating the short."

Because these were almost the only outages, crews responded quickly, and had most of the power back on by late evening.


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