Denny Way is now open to traffic with the exception of one westbound lane at Minor Street. Earlier today all lanes were closed while utility crews repaired power lines and poles damaged in an accident this morning.
About 11:30 a.m., a contractor working near Denny Way and Pontius Street with a backhoe snagged a power line, bringing it down and breaking four poles. No one was injured. Police, firefighters and Seattle City Light crews responded to keep the area clear and de-energize the wires.