CLEARED: Crash closes stretch of Pioneer Way East between Tacoma and Puyallup

Crews closed a stretch of Pioneer Way East ahead of the Monday morning commute after a car hit a utility pole on the road between Puyallup and Tacoma.

Utility wires fell into the street after the crash, Pierce County Road Maintenance Superintendent Paul Marsh said.

That prompted the county to close the road in both directions about 6 a.m., between 44th Avenue East and Gay Road East.

The road opened about 2:10 p.m.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell