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Pick-up truck crashes into Suffolk power pole resulting in major power outage

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Jan 23, 2021

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded to a single vehicle crash Saturday that caused a major power outage.

Officials say they received a call at 3:51 p.m., regarding a crash at Ashley Avenue and Wellons Street involving a Dodge Ram pick-up.

According to officials, there were no injuries but the crash caused a major power outage in the Saratoga neighborhood and Downtown area.

The preliminary investigation determined that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole.

Dominion Virginia Power says about 2,000 customers are without power.

Crews have placed road closure detour signs at Mason Avenue at Wellons Street, Battery Avenue at Wellons Street, and South Saratoga Street at Nevada Street and Wellons Street. Officials say it is anticipated that the affected roadways will be closed for an extensive amount of time for an estimated 24 hours for repair work.

The crash investigation remains ongoing at this time.