Update, 4:30 p.m. Friday: Highway 28 at milepost 5 in Rock Island has been reopened.


ROCK ISLAND — A utility pole fire closed both directions of Highway 28 near milepost 5 and briefly left 600 customers along Rock Island Road without power on Friday morning. 

A detour is available through Batterman Road, Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant said. The highway is expected to partially reopen before noon, he said. 

The fire was reported around 9:15 a.m., Bryant said. 

Most customers had their power restored just before 11 a.m., Douglas County PUD spokeswoman Meaghan Vibbert said. 

Crews will be on scene making repairs throughout the day, she said. 

This story will be updated as more information is available.