Power Pole Mystery

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4/5/2019

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26 power poles snapped simultaneously in South Seattle, one of which fell on a vehicle. Experts are boggled. Although they suggest a “micro-burst of wind,” this seems kind of like a stretch to us….

Link: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/east-marginal-way-re-opens-after-24-power-poles-crash-in-south-seattle/281-994dee2a-2e5f-4a4a-a4b5-655f2dfb88da

Seattle City Light transmission officer Bernie Ziemianeck said 24 power poles crashed on a mile-long stretch of E. Marginal Way S. It’s unclear what caused the poles to come crashing down near the Museum of Flight, but officials are considering a strong micro-burst of wind.

Ziemianeck said, “Quite honestly, I haven’t seen devastation like this in probably the last 30 years of being in this business.”