Leicester power expected to be restored by 3 a.m. after crash in - FOX Carolina 21

Leicester power expected to be restored by 3 a.m. after crash into power pole sends one to hospital

Posted: Updated:
(file/FOX Carolina) (file/FOX Carolina)
Leicester, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Duke Energy says more than 2,000 customers are without powers in Buncombe County after a vehicle damaged equipment Wednesday night.

The outage was first reported at 8:14 p.m., according to the Duke Energy Outage Map. That time coincides with reports of the crash at 8:11 p.m.

Troopers say a vehicle struck a power pole, causing it to fall onto the roadway, blocking traffic along New Leicester Hwy. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries.

As of 11:11 p.m. Wednesday, 2,458 were reportedly without power in Leicester, N.C. Duke Energy says 3,146 customers were without power at one point.

The outage is expected to be repaired by 3 a.m. Thursday. Crews are currently on site working to restore power.

Stay with FOX Carolina for the latest.

Copyright 2017 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.