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Over 1,600 Lose Power After Car Hits Utility Pole in Evansville

A crash at Highway 57 near Petersburg Road where a car hit a utility pole caused over 1,600 area residents to temporarily lose power on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 4:33 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2020 7:57 PM

A portion of Northbound Highway 57 was shut down on Wednesday after a car hit a utility pole near Petersburg Road in Evansville, Indiana.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office said that Highway 57 was closed in both directions due to the crash and that power lines were down.

Vectren's outage map showed over 1,600 residents in the area of Melody Hill subdivision without power due to the incident.

According to Vectren, power was lost at approximately 3:15 p.m. and crews were able to restore service just after 4:00 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital by AMR with minor injuries.

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