Tuesday outage in Clinton caused by wreck

  • Sat Mar 18th, 2017 4:00pm
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A collision that took out a power pole in Clinton early Tuesday morning left nearly 400 customers without power for varying lengths of time.

The wreck occurred on Holst Road just south of the intersection with Deer Lake Road, causing an outage that impacted 388 customers, according to Puget Sound Energy. South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Jon Beck said most of those were residents on Holst Road.

There were no injuries reported.

The collision occurred around 6:30 a.m. when a dark blue Ford F150 pickup truck lost control and hit a power pole, which downed the lines and completely blocked Holst Road for about an hour. Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt said the truck had to be towed and was left with front end damage.

“The pole and the lines were completely across the road and it made the school bus turn around,” Beck said. “The response was quick, though. PSE was on scene within 30 minutes and we cleared the road not long after.”

A Puget Sound Energy spokesmen said customers had their power restored “in chunks” of time. Around 200 customers had their power back by 9 a.m. Power was restored to all customers by 5 p.m.