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Power lines and a broken power pole pulled down five power poles. Continued from page A-1 The power lines date to the 1970s, Myer said. The train was carrying logging equip- ment, which snagged power lines in downtown Shelton on Thursday morn- ing, pulling five power poles from the ground and littering the road and nearby houses with live wires. The PUD is conducting an internal investigation on the incident, Myer said. "It's early," he said. "There are some things that we know about the situation and others that are going to come out as the investigation continues." Myer said the investigation will de- termine which companies owned the telecommunication lines also strung on the PUD's power poles, and what the proper clearance between the train and the power lines is supposed to be. "That's one of the things we're trying to come up with a definitive answer on," Myer said, of the clearance issue. One woman was trapped in her car on Cota Street for about an hour after live Journal photo by Lloyd Mullen hang over a Simpson Lumber Co. train on Dec. 26 in Shelton. The train snagged the lines near Cota Street and '94 Sport Jeep 6 cylinder, 5 Speed. Clean. Runs great! '02 Eddie Bauer Expedition 4x4, fully loaded V-8 Tow Pkg., 3rd row seats power lines landed on the vehicle. No in- juries have been reported. According to the Shelton Police De- partment, the train was traveling west through Shelton when a log loader it was carrying snagged a power line that ran along Cota Street. About 700 Mason County PUD 3 cus- tomers, including businesses downtown, lost power afLer the incident at 10:23 a.m., according to the utility district. After the accident, while PUD crews worked to repair the damage, Cota Street between Seventh and 10th streets was closed. Traffic lights in downtown Shelton weren't working immediately af- ter the accident. The PUD rerouted electricity and re- stored power to an estimated 300 cus- tomers about an hour later. By 8:20 p.m. Thursday, most of the re- maining 400 customers had their power restored. The Shelton Police Department, Cen- tral Mason Fire & EMS, PUD 3 and rep- resentatives from Simpson responded to the incident. Representatives of Simpson Lumber were not available for comment. '00 Jeep Wrangler 4 Cylinder, 5-Speed Black '96 GMC Yukon 2DR 4x4 Leather V8-AT '04 Ford Freestar Van Low Miles, New Tires CLEAN! Free 90 Day Service Warranty 32 pt safety InspecUon on all eb/des on all vehicles Next to Shell, NE 23791 Hwy, 3 Belfair Vin #s posted at dealership '94 Suzuki Sidekick 4x4, Automatic. Runs Great! Financing available on Approval of Credit Page A-20 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 See Bob, Mark orJackie Journal photo by Natalie Johnson Five power poles were broken or pulled out of the ground Thursday morning after a Simpson Lumber Co. train hauling logging equipment snagged a power line near Cota Street in Shelton. About 700 Mason County PUD 3 customers lost power after the accident. THIS WINTER_PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT AND STORE YOUR TOYS WITH US! 23270 NE State Rt. 3 Belfair, WA 98528 www.BelfairSelfStorage.com i