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Downed power lines close Guide Meridian

Guide Meridian closed after traffic accident

Downed power lines blocked both lanes of travel on Guide Meridian near Wiser Lake south of Lynden on Friday morning, March 30, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
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Downed power lines blocked both lanes of travel on Guide Meridian near Wiser Lake south of Lynden on Friday morning, March 30, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Downed power lines blocked both lanes of travel on Guide Meridian, near Wiser Lake near Lynden, for about a half hour Friday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Northbound Guide Meridian was closed at Pole Road, and southbound was closed at Wiser Lake Road, according to emergency radio traffic.

All lanes were opened shortly before 10:30 a.m.

A driver of a pick-up truck struck a pole at 7121 Guide Meridian minutes after 9:45 a.m. Friday. The driver was taken to the hospital for a wellness check, but appeared to have no injuries, according to Trooper Heather Axtman with the Washington State Patrol.

There was also a large dog in the vehicle.

A second traffic incident was initially thought to have occurred, but the report was unfounded, Axtman said.

Investigators are still determining whether the driver will face charges for the accident, Axtman said.

The driver also had felony warrants out for their arrest. Details about the driver's identity are unknown at this time.



Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt
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