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Downtown Raleigh street temporarily blocked for power line fix

Posted December 19, 2008

— Crews worked to fix a power line and a pole in downtown Raleigh early Friday before the morning's rush hour.

The crews blocked the left lane of South Dawson Street near West Cabarrus Street for a time, but they were able to clear out of the area by 7:30 a.m.

A police officer at the scene said a car hit the pole after losing control. No one was injured.


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  • drjones74 Dec 19, 2008

    I catch stuff like that on here a lot, and also more now in the N&O. As it happens, I came upon this wreck about 30 seconds after it happened. It was a Toyota 4-Runner I think, and its front end was pretty well crushed, but the girl was out and talking on her phone.

  • justlistentome Dec 19, 2008

    Hit the poll??? Hit the poll?? WRAL, how do you allow things like this to happen over and over again? It's much better to be a little slower and make sure it's professionally done.