Damage from a pole fire that caused an outage in the Lakewood area means that about 1,600 customers may not have power tonight.
Damage worse than we thought. About 1,600 people in Lakewood may have no power tonight. 88th St. SW to Phillips Rd. SW.
— Tacoma.Pub.Utilities (@MyTPU) January 31, 2013
Tacoma Power crews are working to restore service to as many people as possible, but must replace the pole and equipment that burned. It will take the longest to restore service to people who live in this area of Lakewood:
70th Street SW to 87th Street SW and
63rd Avenue SW to Phillips Road SW
Crews will work through the night to fix the damage.
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