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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Power Outage on the Eastside

Posted by on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:08 PM

  • Jeanine Anderson
  • Explosions!

Slog-tipper Sara reports that THE EASTSIDE IS EXPLODING. The Twittrz back her up—they are all abuzz with the news that power is out in large areas of Bellevue, Kirkland, and other Eastside municipalities. KOMO radio tweets that an exploding (!) Puget Sound Energy substation is to blame.


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Posted by Baconcat on June 16, 2011 at 2:08 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 2
Ouch! That's not good.....The brain trust commenters at the King 5 website are already blaming it on the mineral oil in the transformers. They think they should still be filled with PCB's. Damn those enviromentalists!!!!
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on June 16, 2011 at 2:15 PM · Report this
Cui Bono 3
Posted by Cui Bono on June 16, 2011 at 2:21 PM · Report this
Soupytwist 5
Some people say that a substation's to blame... but I know (doo doo doo da doo) it's the mineral oil's fault.
Posted by Soupytwist on June 16, 2011 at 2:26 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
@1 fire trucks don't carry enough for an entire transformer substation - when they finally got it, it went to white smoke and then dissipated.

@5 doesn't help, that's for sure.
Posted by Will in Seattle on June 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM · Report this
rob! 7
Re: 1, holy shit, the transformer cooling fins appear to be glowing a dull cherry red.
Posted by rob! on June 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM · Report this
Kinison 8
Working in Overlake area, VOIP and lights flickered a bit, but appears to be working. That live video stream is nuts, all that foam looks like a snow storm came though the area.
Posted by Kinison on June 16, 2011 at 2:49 PM · Report this
veo_ 9
Wow, that Redmond substation looks a lot like Burning Man.
Posted by veo_ on June 16, 2011 at 3:19 PM · Report this
Zebes 10
I work half a block down from where this happened, though all I really know is that there was a lot of smoke and fire and that you can't get a whole lot done in a warehouse that doesn't have power.
Posted by Zebes on June 16, 2011 at 3:26 PM · Report this
mr. herriman 11
yep. huge plume of black smoke, i could see from the top of the coug. my mother was getting a cat scan at the time, and the machine had a power surge overload it and they had to start all over again. damn.
Posted by mr. herriman on June 16, 2011 at 3:46 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 12
@11 - Next time you tell that story, it should end with someone getting superpowers.
Posted by MacCrocodile on June 16, 2011 at 4:00 PM · Report this
LOL @12
Posted by six five on June 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM · Report this
mr. herriman 14
thanks for that, maccrocodile :-)
Posted by mr. herriman on June 16, 2011 at 4:20 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 15
Fire in the disco!
Posted by Beetlecat on June 16, 2011 at 4:48 PM · Report this
For fuck's sake, people. @5 FTW
Posted by riot gorl on June 16, 2011 at 6:10 PM · Report this

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