Lights back on in Nash County town after morning crash knocked out power

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MIDDLESEX, N.C. (WNCN) — An entire Nash County town was without power Monday morning following a vehicle crash, according to local authorities.

According to Duke Energy, as of 8:40 a.m., there were approximately 1,082 customers without power due to 17 outages in the town.

Middlesex Police Chief Mike Collins said that speed may have been a factor in the crash on W. Finch Avenue near N. Pine Street that snapped a power pole and knocked out power to the town.

Duke Energy estimated power would be restored to the area around 10 a.m. but the lights were back on and work had been completed by 9:30 a.m.

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