SEATTLE -- Seattle City Light has restored power to all 28,000 customers who lost electricity after a widespread outage struck south Seattle Friday afternoon.
The power outage struck South Seattle around 1:15 p.m., knocking out electricity to several neighborhoods, including SoDo, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, First Hill, West Seattle and all the way down to Boeing Field.
Seattle City Light said the power outage started about 1:20 p.m. when a power line touched a separate piece of equipment at the utility s South Substation at 3839 4th Avenue South.
The outage stretched from Dearborn Streeton the north to E Marginal Way on the south and from W Marginal Way on the west toLake Washingtonon the east. According to the Seattle City Light System Status map , 43 outages around the city impacted around 28,800 customers at the height of the outage.
About 40 minutes later, Seattle City Light tweeted they expected to restore power by 5 p.m. and residents were reporting power was slowly coming back on. By 3 p.m. Seattle City Light reported power had been restored to all customers.
Seattle City Light said the outage was not associated with the recent solar storm hitting Earth.