From City Light:
Power Restored on Beacon Hill
Power was restored at 9:57 p.m. today to nearly all 3,400 customers affected by a power outage on Beacon Hill after an earlier car-pole accident. Seattle City Light crews restored power within 45 minutes of the start of the outage. Four customers in the immediate vicinity of the accident remain without power after the pole was sheered off. Seattle City Light crews should complete the full restoration by 6 a.m. Thursday.
The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center was affected but ran on back-up generation until it was brought back on line with the power grid shortly after the accident.
Car crashes into Beacon Hill power pole, large power outage
On May 11th, at approximately 9:05 PM, South Precinct officers responded to a call of a vehicle that had crashed into a power pole at 28th Avenue South and South Columbian Way. The collision caused a large power outage to the neighborhood. Witnesses called 911 to report that the driver fled from the crash, running northbound. Officers arrived quickly and a K9 was called in to assist with the search. The driver, a 24 year old male, was located hiding in some bushes in the 4300 Block of 28th Avenue South and taken into custody. The suspect was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire for minor injuries received as a result of the collision. The suspect was then transported to HMC , where a blood draw was completed. Seattle City Light crews responded to handle to outage. Power was restored to the neighborhood just before 10 PM.
And even though 3400 customers were suddenly unplugged, wireless tweeting still worked!