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…