Power restored for hundreds after car strikes Wake County utility pole
Posted April 16
Updated 6:59 a.m. Monday
Willow Springs, N.C. — Power has been restored for hundreds of customers on Monday after a car crashed into a power pole in Wake County overnight, leaving more than 1,000 homes in the dark.
At 6 a.m., officials with Duke Energy said an estimated 666 customers were without power in Wake County and about 40 were without power in Johnston County. At 7 a.m., the company announced that repairs were complete and that power is restored.
The wreck that caused the outage occurred on Old Stage Road at about 8 p.m. Crews at the scene said power lines had been knocked down and caught fire.
Police did not say what caused the crash or disclose the condition of the driver.