Power restored after hit-and-run crash takes down power pole in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Nearly 500 customers were without power Tuesday morning in east Raleigh after an SUV slammed into a power pole and damaged the equipment.

The crash occurred around 4:40 a.m. at New Bern Avenue and Corporation Parkway near the Circle K convenience store.

According to Duke Energy, more than 490 customers were without power from Corporation Parkway to N. New Hope Road. The company estimated that power would be restored in the area by 6:45 a.m. At 7:15 a.m., outages were down to 355 but the restoration time was changed to 12 p.m. By 7:40 a.m., only 79 customers remained without power, and by 9:20 a.m. 66 customers remained without power.

Power was fully restored by noon, according to Duke Energy.

Police said they’re not sure if the driver was injured in the crash or if anyone else was in the vehicle because no one was found at the scene of the crash.

The wreck is considered a hit-and-run at this point, according to police.

The crash caused significant traffic issues in the area.

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