Update, 8:15 p.m.: Puget Sound Energy reports power has been restored to all but 250 customers. Spokesman Roger Thompson said the rest of the homes will have their power restored soon, but crews will also need to repair some damage to the substation.
“Customers won't notice, fortunately,” he said of the repairs.
The cause of the substation outage is still unknown.
Update, 7:00 p.m.: Puget Sound Energy says power has been restored to approximately 650 customers. Utility spokesman Roger Thompson said crews are currently re-routing power to the remaining homes and expect everything to be back to normal shortly. There's still no word on what caused the substation to lose power.
Original post: About 3,600 homes near the Redmond/Bellevue city limits lost power earlier this evening due to a substation outage that occurred at around 5:30 p.m., Puget Sound Energy spokeswoman Mackenzie McDowell said Tuesday evening.
McDowell said the power company is not sure what caused the outage or when power will be restored. PSE crews are currently at the substation, which is located near Northeast 24th Street, trying to identify the problem, she said.