Inattentive driver takes out telephone pole and power to Echo Lake residents

Monday, January 25, 2016

The damaged pole, left is strapped to the new pole.
At this time, the damaged conduit had not been repaired.
Photo by Robert Dinse

After an inattentive driver ran into a telephone pole on 5th NE around 10am Monday morning, poles were leaning, wires were down and power was out for a section of the Echo Lake Neighborhood near Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline.

The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and the car was towed.

5th NE was closed between NE 195th and NE 205th, and a section of 6th NE was also closed while City Light crews worked to replace the power pole. Roads were reopened to traffic at 2:30pm.


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