Car knocks over telephone poles, causing power outage near New Bern Avenue in Raleigh
Posted February 11, 2020 5:16 a.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2020 6:55 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — A crash on New Bern Avenue left almost 500 customers without power Tuesday.
The crash occurred before 4:45 a.m. near Corporation Parkway when a car brought down two power poles and damaged power lines.
Police said the driver hit two telephone poles then fled the scene.
According to Duke Energy's outage map, 492 customers were without power at 5 a.m. in the area of New Bern Avenue and N. New Hope Road. The traffic lights were out at Corporation Parkway and N. New Hope Road.
At 7 a.m., the outage was down to 350 customers. Officials estimated everyone would have power again by noon.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.