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Car crash causes power outage in Norfolk

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 15:57:45-05

Update: Power has been restored to all but five customers.  Crews are still out replacing the broken poles and putting wires back up.  Power is expected to be restored to the remaining customers by 11 p.m.

Norfolk, Va. – Some Norfolk residents are without power after a vehicle crashed into a power pole Saturday afternoon.image (1)

According to emergency dispatchers, a call came in at 3:01 p.m. for a U-Haul truck that crashed into a pole on the corner of Monticello Ave. and 14th Street.

The crash broke two power poles and damaged another, according to a spokesperson for Dominion Virginia Power.

Three transformers were also knocked down and need to be repaired.

More than 1,200 customers are affected and Dominion crews are on the scene working to restore power.  Police have also blocked off part of Monticello Ave.

Crews will have to reroute the electricity which will restore power for most customers.  Customers who live closer to the downed poles may not have power back until 6 p.m.

Stay with WTKR.com for updates.