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UPDATED: Car hits pole, blocks SR 162 in Orting

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 11, 2011 at 10:00 am with No Comments »
April 11, 2011 3:52 pm

A car has hit a utility pole, blocking both directions of state Route 162 between South Prairie Creek and Arline Road in Orting, the state DOT reports.

The incident was reported about 9:50 a.m. Monday.

Troopers and transportation crews were headed to the scene.

UPDATE as of 2:05 p.m.: The crash continues to block eastbound SR 162. Westbound traffic is making it through the area. Eastbound drivers are being detoured onto South Prairie Carbon River Road, DOT reports.

The closure is expected to continue through the rest of the afternoon.

UPDATE as of 3:25 p.m.: The utility company is on scene and is directing one-way, alternating traffic.

UPDATE as of 3:50 p.m.: All lanes are open.

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