2,500 lose power when car hits pole in Lakewood

Staff writerAugust 20, 2013 

A utility pole and power lines lie across lanes of a closed Lakewood Drive at the 8300-block Tuesday night, August 20, 2013.

PETER HALEY — Staff photographer Buy Photo

UPDATE as of 6:30 a.m.: Crews worked through the night trying to restore power, according to Tacoma Public Utilities.

This morning, the agency said power remained out for 800 in Lakewood. Electricity was scheduled to start coming back about 7:30 a.m.

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Earlier story: A car hit a power pole at 83rd Street Court Southwest and Lakewood Drive West Tuesday night, cutting power to 2,500 residences, Tacoma Public Utilities said about 9 p.m.

The agency initially said it would take about two hours to fix, but about 10 p.m. clarified that damage to the pole meant it could take up to eight hours to restore for 800 customers.

Lights are our at the Mount Tahoma High School Stadium, and the area north of the school appears to be dark.



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