Project:

  • Seattle City Light plans to add an alternate power supply (feeder) to the Chinatown International District neighborhood to increase the reliability of electrical service.
  • Additionally when the Streetcar project needs to connect its power supply, this alternate feeder will avoid the need for planned outages to provide those connections.

The work:

  • The cable for the alternate feeder must be spliced nine times.
  • Shut down the power so that the work can be done safely, complete the splicing, and reenergize the lines. 
  • The power will be shut down for 20 hours, from approximately 11:00pm on June 5 to 7:00pm on June 6.

The impacts:

  • Seattle City Light anticipates that it will take one prolonged outage lasting approximately 20 hours.  Streetlights and traffic signals will be affected.
  • Seattle City Light has requested help from Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Police to help with the outages.

How can I get more information?

  • Mark VanOss, Sr. Public Relations Specialist; phone (206) 684-3279; email [email protected] or Percy Schlimm, Electrical Service Representative at telephone (206) 386-4246 and email [email protected].

Map  of area affected by the outage