(Screengrab from Seattle City Light map)
12:53 AM: Shortly after major rain started to fall, power went out to a wide area including part of White Center. The Seattle City Light outage map shows more than 4,200 homes/businesses are out of power. So far, no cause listed – just that SCL is “investigating” – but at least one tipster reports big lightning preceded it.
1:30 AM: City Light says it’s restored power to about a third of the customers affected, leaving about 2,600 without electricity.
2:02 AM: And now, fewer than 1,000 still without power.
6 AM: Almost 600, mostly in the South Park area, remain without power.