Truck Hits Pole, Causes Power Outage for 3,600 Homes, Businesses

Seattle City Light crews were working Wednesday morning to restore power for about 3,600 homes and businesses in Capitol Hill, First Hill and South Lake Union after a truck struck a utility pole.

The outage started about 8:46 a.m. when the truck struck the pole near the intersection of Denny Way and Yale Avenue. An initial estimate for restoration of service was set for noon.

General boundaries for the outage were E Denny Way on the north, E Columbia Street on the south, Interstate 5 on the west and 21st Avenue on the east. Not all homes and businesses in that area were affected.  

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States.  It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents.  City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.