Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill power outage leaves thousands in the dark

SEATTLE -- A Monday night power outage left 6,390 customers in the dark on Capitol Hill and in parts of Eastlake.

The outage, which began at 6:30 p.m., was caused by a downed feeder line near Franklin Avenue East and East Shelby Street, according to Seattle City Light.

The rough boundaries for the outage were East Allison Street, Minor Avenue, 13th Avenue and East Republican Street, according to City Light.

City Light crews were quickly able to get all but 620 customers back on line, but the number of affected customers climbed back up to 2,876 by 7:30 p.m.

City Light officials say power should be completely restored by midnight.