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Garbage truck ‘snags’ wires, pulls down pole, knocks out power to 4,300 in West Seattle

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Garbage truck snags wires and pulls down pole, knocking out power to 4,300 Seattle Light customers in West Seattle Tuesday. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

Garbage truck snags wires and pulls down pole, knocking out power to 4,300 Seattle Light customers in West Seattle Tuesday. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

Garbage truck snags wires and pulls down pole, knocking out power to 4,300 Seattle Light customers in West Seattle Tuesday. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

SEATTLE — A garbage truck “snagged wires and pulled down a pole” in West Seattle Tuesday, knocking out power to about 4,300 homes and businesses in the area, Seattle City Light said.

It did not say how the truck was able to ‘snag’ the wires in the first place.

Crews were able to route power around the damage and restored 90% of West Seattle customers in about an hour, Seattle City Light said late Tuesday afternoon.

But the utility said it would take several more hours — into early Wednesday morning — to make full repairs.

 

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