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Hydroplaning truck brings down utility pole on Western Boulevard

Posted February 11, 2019 12:05 p.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2019 12:29 p.m. EST

Hydroplaning truck brings down utility pole on Western Boulevard

— A pickup truck hit a power pole late Monday morning while using the Interstate 440 exit ramp to get onto Western Boulevard.

According to Raleigh officials, the truck was hydroplaning when it hit a utility pole around 10 a.m. on the I-440 westbound exit ramp near Blue Ridge Road.

The damaged pole brought down power lines on top of the truck. Officials did not say if anyone was injured.

Hydroplaning truck brings down utility pole on Western Boulevard

The area will experience outages while crews replace the pole, but officials did not know when those outages would start.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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