(At 2:15 p.m. the power went back on for many, if not most, of those affected by the outage. — ed.)
If your lights are out and your computer is offline, don’t feel alone. The power is out through a wide area of the city, including Beacon Hill, Sodo, Mt. Baker, Georgetown, and Columbia City.
Seattle City Light currently estimates more than 28,000 customers are without power, but the problem has been identified and they expect power to return by 5 p.m. (They have just updated it to 6 p.m. — ed.) See the outage map here.
In the meantime, please remember that intersections where traffic signals are dead should be treated as four-way stops, and drive carefully. Stay in if possible.
(Posted via phone — our power is out, too!)