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Lights back on in Johnston County after crash causes outage

Posted April 18

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UPDATE: 6:39 a.m.: Power was restored to the area around 6:30 a.m.

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Nearly 3,000 Duke Energy customers were without power in Johnston County early Tuesday morning after a car crashed into a power pole.

The outage was first reported around 5:30 a.m. Johnston County officials said the crash happened at Covered Bridge Road and Jenson Drive, south of Wendell.

The crash took out the utility pole and caused a transformer to blow.

It is unclear what caused the crash or if there were any injuries.

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