Pasco power outage caused by crash impacting schools, residents

Power outage

UPDATE (1:20 p.m.) — Power has been restored to all but 30 people. The estimated time for full restoration is unknown as crews work to fix the pole.

PASCO, Wash. — A crash in Pasco has knocked out power to more than 700 customers. Outages are also being reported at local schools.

According to Franklin PUD, about 736 people are without power. The Pasco School District said McLoughlin Middle School and Livingston Elementary are experiencing power outages.

PUD officials say a car hit a guy-wire, which keeps a power pole standing upright. The crash happened near Road 79 and Court Street around 12:18 p.m. Crews are working to get the power back on.

Kingspoint Christian School is asking parents to come pick up their children. Livingston Elementary is running on its regular schedule. However, McLoughlin students are being held in their current classrooms. Parents do have the option to pick up their children, but it’s not required.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.