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We can’t do any work right now… The phones work, but the computers don’t. And attorneys are pretty much helpless without their computers.

— Barbara Serrano, a prosecutor with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, describing the impact that a major, hour-long outage in downtown Seattle had on her workplace. City Light has since restored power by fixing broken equipment.