A little more than 4,000 residents of Seattle’s Central District, Madison Park and Capitol Hill neighborhoods lost power at 5 a.m. Friday.

The outage occurred because a large deciduous tree fell completely across three power lines at 25th Avenue East and East Harrison Street, Seattle City Light spokesman Scott Thomsen said.

City Light crews were dispatched to repair the damage. By 10:19 a.m. Friday, the outage was still affecting about 1,100 customers in the area. By 2:31 p.m., it was down to 57. Power was expected to be restored by about 2:30 p.m. Friday, except for one unlucky customer near Washington Park who City Light estimates won’t have power back until about 9 p.m.

A tree knocked out power to more than 4,000 Seattle residents Friday morning. (Courtesy of Seattle City Light)
A tree knocked out power to more than 4,000 Seattle residents Friday morning. (Courtesy of Seattle City Light)