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Waste Management Truck Takes Out Telephone Lines Causing Closure on Woodinville Duvall

A Waste Management truck took down telephone lines on the 19000 block of Woodinville Duvall Road Wednesday morning.

Update: 8:42 a.m. Oct. 25

A motorist posted on the Woodinville Patch Facebook page that the road is wide open as of 8:30 a.m. today.

Update 9:11 a.m. Oct. 24

Puget Sound Energy officials told Patch power lines were not affected by the Waste Management truck, but that telephone lines were down as a result.

David Weed of the Woodinville Fire Department said King County Sheriff's officers were handling the road closure, although he said he didn't have an estimate of when the road might re-open.


--Original story Oct. 24 (changed to reflect telephone lines instead of power lines down)

A Waste Management truck has taken down some telephone lines on the 19000 block of Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville fire officials said this morning.

Woodinville Duvall Road is closed at this time in that area. Puget Sound Energy is responding to evaluate the situation, re-hang the lines, and re-open the road. The call came in at 7:02 a.m. today.

Check back for updates to this breaking story.

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David Blatner October 25, 2012 at 01:13 PM
The biggest question in my mind is how could so many poles have been knocked down. One I can almost understand, but apparently there were five or six poles down in a row! Was it a domino effect, or was this a driver with a grudge against telephone poles?
Sebastian October 25, 2012 at 02:44 PM
When I drove by last night at 7PM, the poles were up but they were still working on it. All the poles were consecutive ones :-) Any updates on whether traffic is still down to one lane this morning?
Lisa Baumann October 25, 2012 at 03:43 PM
According to Woodinville Patch Facebook - Kim Canterbury Kramer said today: Wide open at 8:30am
Sunshine October 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Thanks Seth. I'm really surprised law enforcement didn't do much. It was a mess yesterday! So happy to see it wide open again this morning. David, that is insane! I'm wondering too what exactly happened.
pl mccarty October 26, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Took me 3 hrs to make a 45 min drive to Duvall, when I made retrn trip I took the detour a citizen directed earlier. Then in afternoon I made same run I planned ahead and was grateful it was before 5 pm. What a mess.

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