Power Restored in 70 houses in Home After Accident on KP Highway Damages Pole

An accident on the Key Peninsula Highway late Friday afternoon took down a power pole cutting electricity from at least 70 houses in Home.
An accident on the Key Peninsula Highway late Friday afternoon took down a power pole cutting electricity to at least 70 houses in Home.
Peninsula Light Co., tweeted at 9:54 p.m. that power had been restored in Home, about four hours after they arrived on scene.
Peninsula Light Co., tweeted at 9:54 p.m. that power had been restored in Home, about four hours after they arrived on scene.

Lights went out in at least 70 houses in Home late Friday afternoon after a vehicle struck a power pole between 9th Avenue and McEwan Road, according to Key Peninsula Fire.

The accident occurred after a car swerved off the highway trying to avoid hitting a pickup truck, said Tyler Schneider, a volunteer with West Pierce County Search and Rescue who was on scene helping direct traffic.

“Only minor injuries reported by first arriving medic crew,” said a KP fire Facebook post last night.

“I’m glad no one was seriously injured,” said Home resident John Buday in a comment to this blog. “I actually heard it from 3/4-mile away. And the power outage did lead to my wife and I playing two games of bad Scrabble.

“And, relatedly, to dusting off the dictionary,” he added.

A crew from Peninsula Light Co. arrived on scene to replace the damaged power pole approximately an hour after the accident. By 6:01 p.m., KP fire says restoration of power will take another 4-5 hours.

A tweet from Peninsula Light Co. at 9:54 p.m. said “Pole replaced and power restored to Home area @ Key Pen Hwy & McEwan.”

If you are still without power, PenLight says to call 853-1388.

Evening commuters had to detour around the area of the damaged pole by driving up D Street.

Tyler Schneider, a volunteer with West Pierce County Search and Rescue, directs motorists up 8th Avenue in Home. A car swerving to avoid hitting a pickup truck struck a power pole between 9th Avenue and McEwan Road.
Tyler Schneider, a volunteer with West Pierce County Search and Rescue, directs motorists up 8th Avenue in Home. A car swerving to avoid hitting a pickup truck struck a power pole between 9th Avenue and McEwan Road late Friday afternoon.

2 thoughts on “Power Restored in 70 houses in Home After Accident on KP Highway Damages Pole

  1. I’m glad no one was seriously injured. I actually heard it from 3/4-mile away.
    And the power outage did lead to my wife and I playing two games of bad Scrabble. And, relatedly, to dusting off the dictionary.
    (for you kids, a dictionary is paleo spell-check)

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