Emergency Repairs Coming Soon to Wedgwood’s Underground Electrical Infrastructure

Seattle City Light recently issued the following public notice of upcoming emergency repairs to Wedgwood’s underground electrical infrastructure, which failed following the extreme heat event we had earlier this summer. The repairs will begin in mid-August and last approximately 2 months. Click here for more information.

This notice is intended to inform you about upcoming Seattle City Light construction in the Wedgwood area.

Seattle City Light crews will be performing emergency work in the Wedgwood neighborhood to replace all the aging underground infrastructure that caused several unplanned power outages in this area. The excessive heatwave earlier this summer generated several equipment failures, which require extensive replacement along 35th Avenue NE.

Crews will be replacing several Junction boxes, elbows, transformers, and cables that make up the underground electrical system for this area of Wedgwood. The emergency work includes about 15 blocks of both commercial and residential customers. Crews will complete this work in sections, starting at 35th Avenue NE and NE 84th Street and moving north to south.

For the safety of our crews, City Light will need to conduct planned outages to perform the work. Some work may need to be performed at night to accommodate local businesses. Affected customers will be notified separately via a door-hanger or mailed notice with the outage date, time, and duration.

Customers will be receiving the attached notice in the mail.  We ask for your assistance in sharing this information with your community groups and email lists.

Construction is scheduled to start in mid-August 2021 and will last approximately two months. Please visit our website for more information: www.seattle.gov/city-light/in-the-community/current-projects/wedgwood-electrical-improvements.




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