Car Crash Causes North Wenatchee Power Outage

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WENATCHEE- Chelan County PUD Crews have been working through the night to restore power to hundreds of customers on Wenatchee’s North end after a car crashed into a streetside transformer box.

Police say the driver, identified as 24-year-old Hyun Woo of Wenatchee was Southbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car.

The vehicle struck the utility box and then hit a light pole. Power was knocked out for businesses on Wentachee Ave from N. Miller south to about Ninth Street Customers in the mobile home park behind the Red Lion Inn were also without power.

There was no estimated time for when electrical service would be fully restored.


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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.