Update: Lane reopens on SR-99 following collision
Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 1:44 pm
MILTON, WA – Crews have been working since early this morning to restore traffic on SR-99 where a possibly drunk driver knocked over a utility pole and downed power lines. As of 7 a.m., one lane was open.
Utility crews are working to remove downed powerlines/poles after a crash that has closed both directions of SR 99 at the Pierce/King County line. Unknown when the busy highway will reopen. pic.twitter.com/gASMfklCtt
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) March 26, 2021
The collision occurred at about 5 a.m. today on SR-99 north of Porter Way — near where Pierce and King Counties meet. Utility crews were on the scene not long after, and worked to remove power lines from the roadway. They were able to reopen a single lane by 6:54 a.m., though it is unclear if they have opened the rest of the highway since then.
The driver responsible for the single-vehicle collision was treated at the scene and then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
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