Updated on May 25 at 3:37 p.m. ET
Equipment failure caused widespread power outages in downtown Seattle on Wednesday. The power was restored after one hour.
Power has been restored to downtown Seattle. Crews are still investigating the cause.— Seattle City Light (@SEACityLight) May 25, 2016
The Seattle Times reports the power outage happened around 11:30 a.m. local time, shutting down around 60 percent of traffic lights and leaving several buildings without power. The Seattle Times adds:
Ironically, the Seattle City Light offices in the Seattle Municipal Tower were also without power.
“We have no power here, so we’re tweeting off our telephones,” [Connie McDougall, of Seattle City Light] said.