It was around 5:49 PM that the tweets started coming in.
— JC Beck (@JLCBeck) November 9, 2013
And it was swiftly followed by many…
No power on 20th. @RavennaBlog
— Jaime Navetta (@MonaRamonaLisa) November 9, 2013
Power out at 68th and 20th. First time in the 10 years we’ve owned this house! @RavennaBlog
— Sarah (@raintea) November 9, 2013
@RavennaBlog power out in Wedgwood, Meadowbrook and Laurelhurst
— Angie Anderson (@angiea100) November 9, 2013
And of course this happened:
And power just went out here in the middle of me writing a tweet about power being out.
— Ravenna Blog (@RavennaBlog) November 9, 2013
By the peak of the power outage, practically ALL of Northeast Seattle was in the dark. More than 43,000 Seattle City Light customers affected.
Seattle City Light posted the following information on their Power Lines home page around 8:30 PM:
After 5:30 p.m. this evening, a breaker failure in the North Substation caused a power outage to more than 43,000 customers. The cause of the breaker failure is still being investigated.
As of 8:30 p.m., customers in the area have been fully restored by crews.
The boundaries of the power outage included:
- To the North – NE 123rd St.
- To the East – Lake Washington
- To the South – NE 35th St.
- To the West – Aurora Avenue
We’ll update this post with more information should Seattle City Light further determine the cause.