Car crashes into power pole in Orting, causes brief outage

Staff writerFebruary 5, 2014 

UPDATE as of 4 p.m. Power has been restored. Puget Sound Energy spokesman Ray Lane said it appeared to be a 5 to 10 minute outage. Orting Valley Fire & Rescue Chief Zane Gibson said no one was injured in the crash. 

INITIAL POST: Some residents lost power when a vehicle hit a Puget Sound Energy pole Wednesday in Orting, the company said.

As of 3:30 p.m., crews were just getting to the crash at 18315 Pioneer Way East, Puget Sound Energy spokesman Ray Lane said.

The size and exact area of the resulting outage were not immediately clear.

"We're still trying to get a better handle on how many customers are affected," Lane said.

At least some residents in the Eatonville area lost power.

Lane said he did not immediately have an estimate as to when power would be restored.

Further details were not immediately available.

Check back for updates.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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