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Night work to affect I-5 overnight traffic

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light crews will be relocating an overhead transmission line on I-5 at Northeast 195th Street in Shoreline as part of Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. The reliability work will result in nightly traffic impacts on Aug. 3-4. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and construction crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations and passage for motorists. Traffic will be intercepted and escorted at slow speeds up to 15 minutes between Lynnwood and Seattle as crews pull overhead feeder cables across the freeway. Traffic will return to normal speeds once vehicles pass the work area. See the attached map for more details.
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The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe calls on Seattle to remove the Gorge Dam

The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe calls on Seattle to remove the Gorge Dam: The tribe is pushing to protect their way of life. Rico Moore Image credit: David Moskowitz / High Country News. The Upper Skagit believe the declines among the river’s once-abundant fish — the bull trout, chinook salmon...
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Summer tips for staying comfortable without using a lot of electricity

Lars Henrikson is a Residential Efficiency Program Manager in Seattle City Light’s Customer Care and Energy Solutions business unit. Long-time Seattle residents will tell you that some summers never get above 80 degrees and when it does get hot, it’s only for a day or two. As we’ve seen this summer with the record-setting heat wave caused by climate change, now is the time to prepare for hotter summers.
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Monday news roundup

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather. Here’s the news. The Seattle Times and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog report on yesterday’s multiple shootings and Chief Diaz’s declaration that the city has “a public safety crisis.”. The Seattle Times covers a recent report showing continuing biases in SPD’s use of...
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Feds approve 32 studies in dam relicensing process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees the licensing of hydroelectric dams, issued last week a study plan determination for the relicensing of Seattle City Light’s three-dam Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Of 33 studies proposed by Seattle City Light and eight studies proposed by stakeholders, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
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Relax and stay cool! Ways to Beat the Heat on Seattle’s Hottest Days

With rising temperatures in Seattle this week, the city has many places to stay cool. City leaders say this weekend's heat will be an unprecedented event. The city is opening its emergency operation Center and all hands are going to be on deck. So, what we've learned about this weekend and preparations is lifeguarded beaches, spray parks, outdoor pools, cooling centers, libraries, and senior centers will also be open and available. A 24-hour emergency cooling shelter will also be open through June, 29th with meals provided. Seattle City Light says it's prepared to get through this event and has canceled any planned outages.