More than 20 without power in southwest Roanoke after vehicle crashes into power pole

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Roanoke first responders were dispatched after a vehicle crashed into a power pole on Brandon Avenue SW on Thursday, Nov. 12. (Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Fire-EMS)

Roanoke first responders were dispatched after a vehicle crashed into a power pole on Brandon Avenue SW on Thursday, Nov. 12. (Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Fire-EMS)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More than 20 southwest Roanoke residents are without power Friday morning after a vehicle knocked over a power pole Thursday night.

Roanoke Fire-EMS tweeted shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, that a vehicle crashed into a pole and knocked it over on Brandon Avenue SW between Main Street and Brandon Driveway SW.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area of the crash while crews worked to clear the road. As of 6:25 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, there are no indications of road closures in that area on the VDOT traffic map.

Appalachian Power says 21 customers are without power as of 6:28 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, as a result of an outage caused by a vehicle crash along Brandon Avenue SW at 10:28 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. (Photo: Courtesy Appalachian Power)

According to Appalachian Power, the outage caused by the vehicle crash started at 10:28 p.m. on Thursday, leaving 21 customers without power as of 6:28 a.m. on Friday. However, crews are expected to restore power by 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

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