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Toppled Utility Pole Closes Raleigh Roadway

Posted May 6, 2007 1:59 p.m. EDT
Updated May 6, 2007 5:33 p.m. EDT

— Falls of Neuse Road was reopened early Sunday evening after being closed for most of the afternoon as Progress Energy crews repaired a utility pole that a car had knocked down in the road.

Police closed Falls of Neuse from Millbrook Road to Bland Road and set up a detour for drivers. The accident happened near Bland, police said.

Progress Energy spokesman David Martinez said about 1,700 customers lost power for a time, but workers rerouted power and restored service to all the customers while repairs on the utility pole continued.

Police said no serious injuries resulted from the crash despite the intensity of the impact.