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Truck hits pole, severs water main on Jackson Avenue
An 18-year-old California male drove his truck into a power pole on Jackson Avenue and severed a water main pipe located near the base of the pole on Saturday, July 27.
According to South Kitsap Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Guy Dalrymple, emergency units responded to the accident about 8:30 p.m.
“The downed power lines dropped into the rising flood waters causing an ever growing hazard to residents and responders,” Dalrymple said.
SKFD crews were able to safely warn residents to stay inside their homes and then secured a safe area around the flooding waters.
Dalrymple reported a West Sound Utility District member arrived at the scene, but was unable to secure the water main until Puget Sound Energy was able to confirm that the power lines were dead.
Jackson Avenue remained closed to traffic for about three hours.
The truck’s driver was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured.