It was a weekend of unexpected surprises for many in Queen Anne, beginning with those who woke up without power Saturday Morning. The outage, which was caused by a blown transformer and left nearly 10,000 people without electricity in Queen Anne and Magnolia, was not aided by the wind, which toppled over several trees in the neighborhood, adding to the chaos.
This video, submitted by MichaelG, illustrates the scene at 1400 Bigelow Ave N on the hill, where one large tree not only fell into the street and took down some power lines, but crushed a parked car in the process.
The above photo was also submitted by MichaelG.
Photo submitted by Chas Royal.
The fallen tree blocked through access on Bigelow, and City Light and Seattle Fire Department crews kept the area closed off for most of the day while they cleaned up the mess.
Photo submitted by Mark Taylor.
According to Seattle City Light, all but 1,900 customers had their power restored by 1 p.m. Saturday. But the incident served as evidence of what can happen when Queen Anne’s aging power lines and a little unfavorable weather meet—what crews on the scene were calling a “real mess.”
Update: The weather service issued a short-term forecast at buy cheap viagra online 1: 24 p.m. Wednesday: “The approaching storm system provided a period of warmth and sun earlier today… but now the clouds, rain and wind will begin to impact the area and increase in speed. The evening commute will be rainy with the rain heavy at times.”
“Light northeast winds across the region this morning will … rise quickly during the early afternoon, with local winds of 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph continuing through late evening. The winds will ease after midnight.”