Car hits pole, knocks out power for thousands

9 p.m.: Power has been restored, according to City Light.

7:40 p.m.: LOTS of power outage reports over in the My Ballard Facebook Group, where Kelani posted this photo of the fire response:

7:30 p.m.: City Light just tweeted that the “early estimate” for restoration time for power is 2 a.m.

7:25 p.m.: Seattle Fire says the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own and was not injured.

7:20 p.m.: Seattle City Light’s outage map shows 3,417 customers are without power in East Ballard, Fremont, Phinney and Greenwood.

7:15 p.m.: Seattle Fire says a vehicle hit a power pole in the 5500 block of 4th Ave. NW – right next to Market St. at the base of the hill into Fremont – knocking wires down into the roadway.

Firefighters ask drivers to avoid the area.

We’ve received reports from surrounding area that power has been knocked out. Updating…


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westwoodlandneighbors
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westwoodlandneighbors

Hey Geeky Swede,

It’s West Woodland, not East Ballard. Check out the map: http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/nmaps/html/NN-1170S.htm

Thanks!

Freja
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Freja

According to your link West Woodland is a neighborhood in Ballard… the eastern most neighborhood in Ballard. I’ve never heard of anyone in Loyal Heights complain about being labeled as living in North Ballard.

I know you have a point, I just don’t understand it. Please explain.

Beaver
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Beaver

It was near my house. Knocked my power out for 45 minutes.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

nice job, goober.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Wow, right about that time I noticed the light in my kitchen flicker twice in about 15 min and wondered what that was.
Thanks GS for posting this.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Time for a tax and rate increase!