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Sparks fly from power line downed during Western Blvd. crash

Posted July 7

— Sparks flew from a downed power line early Friday morning after a driver crashed into a pole in Raleigh.

Police said the driver swerved to dodge an animal on Western Boulevard at Ashe Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Authorities closed the road to traffic for a couple hours after the crash.

The man driving the car suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, police said. His car sustained major front-end damage.

Duke Energy reported only a few power outages around Pullen Park.

Sparks fly from power line downed during Western Blvd. crash

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