Bus accident snaps power pole and knocks out electricity; no injuries
An accident involving two busses near 35th SW and SW Roxbury took down a power pole, shut down traffic between Barton Street SW and SW Roxbury on 35th SW and took out the power for nearly 1000 people in the area on Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries.
It's not clear exactly what took place but witnesses suggested that at around 12:20pm one bus had stopped on 35th as another rounded the corner turning from westbound to northbound. That second bus swerved, left the roadway and hit the power pole. It stopped just short of the nail salon there.
Power was knocked out for 994 customers along 35th SW, from Thistle Street SW on the north extending into White Center to nearly 107th SW on the south and from 17th SW on the west to Westcrest Park on the east.
Power was not expected to be restored until 9pm.
City Light had brought in an auger truck to drill a new hole to place a new power pole around 2:25pm.