Thousands affected by power outages in Seattle, Snohomish County

Feb 25, 2024, 4:13 PM | Updated: 11:32 pm

Image: A map of Snohomish County power outages as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25....

A map of Snohomish County power outages as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25. (Image courtesy of the Snohomish PUD outage map)

(Image courtesy of the Snohomish PUD outage map)

Crews with Seattle City Light worked to restore power all over Seattle Sunday afternoon. As of 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, about 120 customers were affected by outages.

But as of 5:45 p.m. Sunday, about 5,700 customers were affected, mostly in South Seattle, east of Interstate 5 and near Lake Washington, the Seattle City Light outage page reported. The utility also confirmed the outages in a post on its X, formerly known as Twitter, page.

Earlier Sunday afternoon, over 4,400 customers affected were located in North Seattle.

More than 7,000 were impacted by Snohomish County power outages

Just 371 customers were without power in Snohomish County as of 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD). There has been a significant decline of customers experiencing outages since 10 p.m. At 11 p.m., 1,155 customers were without power. Before that, 1,770 customers experienced outages at 10:05 p.m. That’s a sharp drop from about 3,400 customers who were without power in Snohomish County as of a few minutes before that at 10 p.m.

On Sunday evening, the 8 p.m. number sat at about 1,770 customers, which stayed relatively steady with 6 p.m. number which was at 1,550. That was a significant jump at the time as the number was down to about 560 at around 5:45 p.m.

The number of outages was as high as 7,200 as recently as 3:30 p.m. At 3:55 p.m., the number was closer to 5,900. At 4 p.m., the number of outages fell to about 3,600. Later, at around 4:20 p.m., the outage total was around 2,500. At 4:30 p.m., more than 1,480 customers were reported to not have power.

The outages began around 10 a.m., according to KIRO 7. The numbers had been growing steadily for several hours until crews began resolving the existing issues.

Most of the current outages — about 140 — are now being reported around Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, according to the Snohomish PUD outage map. The utility also reported smaller outages on Camano Island (around 85) and around Jordan (about 70).

On Sunday evening, close to 1,300 outages were reported on Camano Island.

On Sunday afternoon, outages affected thousands of customers around Silver Firs, located between Mill Creek and Everett.

In January: Most power outages in Puget Sound resolved after snow, rain

Crews remain active in working to restore electricity to homes in the areas where service has been disrupted.

The utility asks customers who do not see their outage on the outage map to report it here or call the Automated Outage Reporting Line at: 425-783-1001 (Toll-free: 1-877-783-1001).

Snohomish PUD also recommends all customers stay at least 30 feet away from all fallen power lines and they should assume those lines they may see are live and dangerous. Users can report fallen power lines at 425-783-1001 as well. If if the situation is life threatening, call 911.

Steve Coogan is the lead editor of My Northwest. You can read more of his stories here. Follow Steve on X, formerly known as Twitter, here and email him here.

MyNorthwest News

Steamboat Geyser is protected by a boardwalk and 3-foot fence. (Getty Images)...

Bill Kaczaraba

Lynnwood man creates costly photo opportunity in Yellowstone

A 21-year-old Lynwood man faces legal consequences for his actions near Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

43 seconds ago

Image: With protesters in the audience, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun takes his seat to testify before th...

Associated Press

Boeing CEO apologizes to relatives of 737 Max crash victims, defends firm’s safety record

Lawmakers grilled the Boeing CEO about the firm's plans to fix its manufacturing issues and its willingness to heed whistleblowers' warnings.

2 hours ago

Former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt. (Getty Images)...

Associated Press

Former GOP Rep. George Nethercutt, who defeated House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, dies at 79

Former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, a Spokane lawyer who ousted Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley, has died.

3 hours ago

lake chelan pioneer fire...

Frank Sumrall

Pioneer Fire on north shore of Lake Chelan deemed ‘disaster,’ continues to spread

Fire officials in Washington are declaring the Pioneer Fire by Lake Chelan a "disaster." The fire started June 9, but has grown 3,500 acres in size since.

4 hours ago

marysville school...

Frank Sumrall

Marysville school board president steps down amid turbulent period for school district

The Marysville school board president has decided to step down just days after the human resources director resigned.

7 hours ago

FILE - An Amazon company logo marks the facade of a company's building. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, Fil...

Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press

Amazon workers vote to align with Teamsters

Workers who are part of the Amazon Labor Union are aligning themselves with the Teamsters, overwhelmingly voting in favor of an affiliation. The ALU members voted 98.3% in favor of the affiliation, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said Tuesday. The affiliation gives the union workers access to various resources as they work to get a […]

7 hours ago

Thousands affected by power outages in Seattle, Snohomish County