Crash alert: Vehicle slams into pole in southwest Omaha, causes power outage
OMAHA, NE – Crews were on the scene of a crash that caused a power outage in a portion of southwest Omaha Thursday afternoon, WOWT reported.
The Omaha Police Department said a vehicle struck a wooden pole in the area of 168th Street and Rolling Ridge Road near Lake Zorinsky sometime before 12:23 p.m. The incident knocked live wires to the ground and disrupted electrical service in the area.
About 1,460 customers in Douglas County were reported to be without power, and stoplights were also affected. Part of the roadway was shut down due to the downed wires, and utility crews responded to the scene to restore power.
The incident was reported as an injury crash and responding officers found a teenager outside of the vehicle, but the teen was not seriously hurt.
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