Cement truck knocks out power in Hoquaim

A cement truck knocked down a power pole early Thursday morning, causing about 700 customers in Hoquiam to lose power, officials said.

The incident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. on the 2200 block of Sumner Avenue when the driver of a cement truck moved the truck’s cement pouring boom and it struck a support cable, severing the cable and snapping the pole in two.

About 700 customers in Hoquiam lost power. The outage affected East Hoquiam. The PUD estimated power will be restored to all customers by around 3 p.m. The PUD will provide additional information as it becomes available. The driver of the truck was cited by Hoquiam Police, but the type of violation was unavailable at press time.