Summer sizzler takes toll on power grid

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 8 at 11:35 PM

SEATTLE - An outage that affected 9,300 customers in the Capitol Hill area has now been restored. The outage lasted about an hour and a half.

Originally, two feeder lines at City Light's Capitol Hill East Pine substation failed, cutting power to 9,300 customers. The Utility says it's possible the heat, and system strain was the cause.

City Light is also experiencing scattered small outages throughout its service area, affecting about 300 customers. The cause is likely due to stress to the system due to excessive heat. Most customers should have power back on before midnight.

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