Shortly before 1:00 PM this afternoon, sections of seven Northeast Seattle neighborhoods lost power. At peak, approximately 3,800 customers were affected.
Parts of Roosevelt, Ravenna, Bryant, Wedgwood, View Ridge, and Sand Point all took a hit along NE 65th St, while nearly all of Windermere went down. The estimated time of restoration was listed at 3 PM, but many customers are seeing their lights coming back on ahead of that time.
Last week’s outage was blamed on a tree (and the high winds helped, we imagine). But what’s to blame this time?
NE Seattle outage down to 1600 homes, businesses. Crow on a switch believed to be the cause. Crews checking equipment.
— Seattle City Light (@SEACityLight) July 10, 2012
A crow. Nature is out to get us, apparently.