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….
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.”