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Crash results in broken pole – blamed for power outage in Sandy Point Heights area

Whatcom News file graphic.

FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle car versus pole crash at the intersection of Lake Terrell and Slater Roads about 4:40pm.

According to Whatcom County Fire District 17 Fire Chief Jim Petrie, they transported 1 patient from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses at the scene described the pole as broken by the impact.

About 2 hours later, apparently as the vehicle was being removed, a power outage was reported in the area according to Puget Sound Energy.

The outage impacted 354 PSE customers and as of 7:10pm no estimate for restoring power had been given.

Power outage map (March 23, 2020). Source: Puget Sound Energy

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