Traffic rerouted as car strikes power pole at 88th and 196th in Edmonds


Edmonds police are currently investigating a one-car motor vehicle collision in the area of 88th Avenue West and 196th Street Southwest  (otherwise known as State Route  524) in Edmonds that occurred just before 7 a.m. this morning.

There are no serious injuries but the vehicle did strike a utility pole, which has necessitated the closure of 196th Street Southwest from 84th Avenue West to 88th Avenue West.  Traffic is being re-routed.  The roadway is expected to reopen at any time.


  1. I believe this occurred around 625am actually, as we saw an Edmonds PD cruiser running with full lights and sirens up Maplewood toward the scene in pitch darkness at 630a.

  2. I had lived there on 88th and 196th growing up and that is a bad corner even in daylight, I have seen more cars go over the rock ledge into the maplewood rock and gem club building countlesss times…hope all is good now!