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Crash takes out power lines in southwest Columbia

Chapel Hill crash scene
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Police and firefighters work at the scene of a crash that took out power poles on Chapel Hill Road on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Power pole crash
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A snapped utility pole is down along Chapel Hill Road on Friday, Jan. 10. 2020.
Chapel Hill road blocked
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Emergency vehicles block Chapel Hill Road after a vehicle crashed into a power pole on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Power pole down
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Workers examine a downed utility pole on Chapel Hill Road on Friday, Jan. 10. 2020.


A vehicle crashed into power lines on Chapel Hill Road between Scott Boulevard and Fairview Road on Friday, taking out power to some Columbia Water and Light customers.

The crash happened at about 11 a.m. Chapel Hill was closed between Fairview Road and Rainwood Place, according to a joint communications notification. The road reopened at about 12:20 p.m. The Columbia Water and Light outage map showed about 30 customers without power along Chapel Hill near Talent Drive.

The city in a tweet posted that the power outage was caused by a vehicle hitting power poles. A crew had been sent to the scene but other information was not immediately available.

Look for updates to this developing story.

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Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.


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