WRECK-POWER OUTAGES Car Crashed Into Utility Pole; Knocks Out Power To Area Residents, Businesses
Reported by: Michelle Carroll
Web Producer: Michelle Carroll
Also Contributing: Bethany Simmons, Kristin Keeling
Reported: Nov. 15, 2012 7:47 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 9:07 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
An icy patch is to blame for an early morning accident and some power outages in South Charleston, Thursday morning.
The driver of a Chevy Silverado was traveling south along Chestnut Street about 7 a.m., when he hit a patch of ice at the bottom of Richland Drive and lost control of his truck, hitting a power pole on Chestnut, South Charleston police said. Eyewitness News has learned the driver of that truck was not hurt.
Power was knocked out from Chestnut Street to the west city limits of South Charleston, but has been restored in most places.
Neighbors in the area also said there was a water leak that has yet to be fixed. The leak is in the same spot where the ice accumulated, according to neighbors.
The intersections of Chestnut Street and MacCorkle Avenue and MacCorkle Avenue at the Dunbar Toll Bridge were shut down for a short time, but have since been reopened, according to dispatchers.
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