Car crash in to Knoxville power pole causes temporary outage

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Power was restored along Edgewood Avenue on Sunday after an outage caused by a car crashing into a power pole, a spokesperson with the Knoxville Fire Department said.

Knoxville Police officers responded to a single-car crash on the 1700 block of Edgewood around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. According to KPD, the car struck an electric poll and basically spilt it in half, causing power lines to fall. It also caused a small fire in the yard that was contained.

The driver had minor injuries. 

Officers with Knoxville Police and Knoxville Fire and Knoxville Utilities Board were on the scene.

This incident is under investigation.

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