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Update: Power Outage in Woodinville's Hollywood Hill Neighborhood

The power was out for about 90 minutes after a rodent got into the underground cable system, according to PSE officials.

Update: 9:59 a.m. The power was restored to customers at 9:43 a.m, PSE officials said. The cause was a rodent that had gotten into the underground cable system.

Originial story:

Puget Sound Energy has confirmed that some customers in Woodinville's Hollywood Hill are without power this morning.

The power outage, which occured at 8:05 a.m., affects 23 Puget Sound Energy customers, said Dorothy Bracken of Puget Sound Energy.

PSE service crews, based in North King County, are on site to determine the cause of the outage. 

The affected area is served by an underground power cable. As soon as PSE service crews determine the cause of the outage and needed repairs, electric service will be restored to the 23 customers, Bracken said.

Area resident Sheila Parks Whalen posted on Woodinville Patch's Facebook page:

There was a giant boom just after 8 am close by here on HH and the lights flickered. Neighbors are out of power. We still have ours :)

Electric service seems to be working in the tourist district as a Tully's employee said lights are on at their coffee house.

Are you without power? Did you hear or see anything unusual? Tell us in comments.

Bernice October 09, 2012 at 06:35 PM
what the heck? This similar thing just happened to Alaska Airlines, albeit not rats eating the lines but their computers cables were also cut and shut down their system and caused a big mess. Just knowing rodents ie RATS did this to a neighborhood cable system is creepy.

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