UPDATE: Power restored to homes after tractor trailer accident on Rt. 58

Posted at 6:21 AM, Dec 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-17 14:04:39-05

UPDATE: Power was restored to all customers by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, according to Dominion Virginia Power officials. The driver of the tractor trailer has been identified as 38-year-old Shawn Mebane of Reidsville, North Carolina. He has been charged with reckless driving.

Suffolk, Va. – A tractor trailer struck a power pole on Rt. 58 in Suffolk early this morning, knocking out power to about 100 homes and closing one lane of the road.

One lane of eastbound Holland Road/Route 58 from the Holland Bypass to Longstreet Lane is closed indefinitely.

Police say the accident in the 6000 block of eastbound Holland Road/Route 58 happened at 3:25 a.m.

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The driver was not injured, however, the pole and power lines are currently down and Dominion Power is on the scene.  Power will be out for 4 to 5 hours.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.