A driver collided with a utility pole Friday afternoon on state Highway 19 near Larson Lake Road. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the road would be shut down completely until 10 p.m., and then reopened with alternating one-way traffic until 8 a.m. Saturday. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

A driver collided with a utility pole Friday afternoon on state Highway 19 near Larson Lake Road. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the road would be shut down completely until 10 p.m., and then reopened with alternating one-way traffic until 8 a.m. Saturday. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Port Townsend woman hurt in car-pole collision

Utility pole broken, 2,000 lose power

CHIMACUM — A Port Townsend woman was hurt in a collision that struck and broke a utility pole, shutting down state Highway 19 near Larson Lake Road, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Rebecca L. Short, 59, was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton after the 4 p.m. Friday wreck. Her condition was not known Saturday.

She was cited with second-degree negligent driving, the State Patrol said.

Two Marysville people were unhurt in the collision: Simon Y. Nazarchuk, 23, and Timothy Y. Nazarchuk, 18.

The State Patrol said that Short was driving southbound on state Highway 19 at Larson Lake Road when she crossed the centerline, struck Nazarchuk’s car, continued into the north-bound ditch and struck a power pole.

About 2,000 customers of the Jefferson Public Utilities District who lost electrical power had power restored by Saturday morning.

However, strong winds led to scattered outages on Marrowstone Island and near Gardiner on Saturday morning. Marrowstone had been reconnected by 4:30 p.m. while crews headed for Gardiner, the PUD reported.

The highway was fully blocked for almost two hours before it opened to alternating one-way traffic about 5:45 p.m. That was expected to be in place until Saturday morning.

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