It’s a whopper of a power outage, according to Seattle City Light’s outage map, from Green Lake up to Capitol Hill and from Fremont over to Laurelhurst, impacting over 20,000 people. According to the city, the power is likely to stay off until around 6 pm tonight. I haven’t heard word on the cause, yet, but folks all of Wallingford reported hearing a loud boom just as the power went out, so likely a transformer blowout.
Update: Anita Elder says: “Komo news sent me a msg…We just heard “equipment failure” caused the outages. Seattle City Light hopes to have power restored around 3 p.m.”