Updated: Car-power pole accident affects 800 in Edmonds overnight

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Updated at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday with information that outage was caused by a car hitting a power line.

Lose your power Monday night? You weren’t alone.

The Snohomish County PUD said that about 800 customers in Edmonds were without power — some of them overnight — after a car struck a power pole in the Firdale Village area Monday night.

According to PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos, the outage occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, as a result of the crash. PUD crews had to replace the pole, and power was restored at about 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

“For some people it was about a nine-hour outage,” he said. “That’s not unusual for a pole replacement in the middle of the night.”

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, there were no injuries in the collision. The driver was arrested for DUI.

 

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