Second power outage took out most of Echo Lake neighborhood for an hour

Sunday, February 25, 2024

2nd power outage takes out Echo Lake neighborhood

About an hour after I published the first outage notice, my power went out, along with my entire Shoreline neighborhood. The large section that looks like it still had power is Holyrood Cemetery.

There's another group of outages, right by the power substation. 

4390 customers were out, including the original group of 68 who are dealing with a tree issue. Those always take longer, especially if the lines took down a utility pole.

Line issue on NE 195th
Photo by Louisa Reilly

The estimated restoration time was 10pm, but happily the power was out only about an hour.

They never bother to list the cause after the original notice, but the branches at the back of Holyrood certainly didn't help.

Fallen branches by Holyrood
Photo by Louisa Reilly

Louisa Reilly was walking her dog when she came across the caution tape on the street behind Holyrood and saw the branches on the ground. She said that by the time she came back around the branches were gone and the City Light truck was driving away.

--Diane Hettrick

Corrected: the area which looks like it has power is actually Holyrood Cemetery


Anonymous,  February 26, 2024 at 8:11 AM  

The first photo shows the branch that snapped and sent a surge of electricity through the line. It sounded like an explosion with a shower of sparks and what looked like lightening. Not once but twice before the power "tripped" similar to a breaker and the power was out. It was quite terrifying to watch from my front window.

Anonymous,  March 27, 2024 at 10:50 AM  

It's out on 185th at 1st NE light

Anonymous,  March 27, 2024 at 10:51 AM  

Drive carefully

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