UPDATE: Police investigating after car crashes into pole, causes more than 1,500 in Lynchburg to lose power

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

Appalachian Power says 433 customers are without power as of 10:28 a.m. on May 5, 2021 following a vehicle crash that caused an outage in this area of Lynchburg. (Photo: Courtesy Appalachian Power)

UPDATE 10:34 a.m.: The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating Wednesday morning’s crash that resulted in an outage in the Sandusky area as a hit and run.

According to the department, shortly before 4 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, officers were dispatched to the 6300 block of Pawnee Drive for a report of a car crashing into a light pole.

Even though the driver ran away from the scene, police say the passenger was treated at the scene for injuries and released.

 Anyone with information about this crash — which is still under investigation — is asked to call Officer Gauthier at (434) 941-0676.

Meanwhile, Appalachian Power says the number of customers impacted by the outage has dropped from 1,553 to 433 as of 10:29 a.m. on Wednesday. The company expects power will be fully restored by 10 p.m.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A Wednesday morning crash in the Sandusky area of Lynchburg has knocked out power for more than 1,500 Appalachian Power customers.

According to Appalachian Power, the outage started at 3:54 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5 after the vehicle crash, impacting 1,553 customers.

Crews are still assessing the condition of the outage as of 6:13 a.m., so there is no estimation of when power will be restored to the area.

For more information on this outage, visit the Appalachian Power online outage map.

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