Seattle City Light says its contractors are wrapping up the search for dangerous power poles and utility vaults that might be leaking electricity. In total, SCL has reported five locations where leaking voltage was found around the Central District. Of the some 30,000 pieces of equipment inspected in the sweep, SCL says only 45 were found to have “elevated voltage” levels — or about 0.15%. Here are the CD locations identified for repair by SCL:
- 12th Avenue S and S Jackson Street, 100 volts, frayed wiring was repaired
- E James and 32nd Avenue, 98 volts, bad wiring was replaced
- E Spruce and 32nd Avenue, 35 volts, a bad connection was found and all connections were replaced
- E Yesler Way and 28th Avenue, 41 volts, a bad wiring connection was found, power was disconnected, repairs pending
23rd and East Union– 60 to 80 volts — Cause: Unknown
The search was started after a dog was electrocuted in Queen Anne on Thanksgiving Day 2010.