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Tag: Kent


Crash in Kent damages power pole

A power pole was damaged early today when a downhill vehicle left the road, struck the pole and then rolled over in the street.

Puget Sound Energy crews are close to finishing up their repair work on the damaged equipment, Kent police reported just after 10 a.m. The work was expected to be completed by 11 a.m.

The crash occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. on South 212th Street just east of state Route 167.

No one was seriously injured.

“The impact left the pole damaged to a degree warranting its replacement,” Kent police reported.

Kent officers set up a detour

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UPDATED: Small landslide closes part of downtown Kent street

A section of Central Avenue in downtown Kent was closed overnight because of a small landslide, Kent police reported.

The street remains closed this morning as crews clean up the mess.

The landslide swept trees onto the roadway and took down power lines between Willis and Saar streets shortly before 10:30 p.m.

No one was injured but around 1,400 Puget Sound Energy customers lost power. The electricity has been restored to all customers, according to media reports.