Power Outage on the Eastside

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Ouch! That's not good.....The brain trust commenters at the King 5 website are already blaming it on the mineral oil in the transformers. They think they should still be filled with PCB's. Damn those enviromentalists!!!!
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FIRE!
4
Ah, that would explain the power-blips just before noon.
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Some people say that a substation's to blame... but I know (doo doo doo da doo) it's the mineral oil's fault.
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@1 fire trucks don't carry enough for an entire transformer substation - when they finally got it, it went to white smoke and then dissipated.

@5 doesn't help, that's for sure.
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Re: 1, holy shit, the transformer cooling fins appear to be glowing a dull cherry red.
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Working in Overlake area, VOIP and lights flickered a bit, but appears to be working. That live video stream is nuts, all that foam looks like a snow storm came though the area.
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Wow, that Redmond substation looks a lot like Burning Man.
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I work half a block down from where this happened, though all I really know is that there was a lot of smoke and fire and that you can't get a whole lot done in a warehouse that doesn't have power.
11
yep. huge plume of black smoke, i could see from the top of the coug. my mother was getting a cat scan at the time, and the machine had a power surge overload it and they had to start all over again. damn.
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@11 - Next time you tell that story, it should end with someone getting superpowers.
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LOL @12
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thanks for that, maccrocodile :-)
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Fire in the disco!
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For fuck's sake, people. @5 FTW
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Do you guys see the skull in the fire toward the bottom?