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Crash knocks out power to 40 homes in Raleigh

Posted December 22, 2013

Raleigh Police Department

— About 40 residents were without power Sunday morning after a car struck a light pole near the intersection of Rowan Street and Compton Road, according to Raleigh police. The impact of the crash caused the pole to snap, resulting in a transformer falling onto the vehicle.

Roads near the intersection were closed because of fallen power lines. Power was restored within a few hours.

Raleigh police have not located the driver.

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  • tayled Dec 23, 2013

    Once the driver is located, they should be charged an impact fee for the damage they caused.