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Road remains closed to restore electricity after pickup truck hit power pole in Suffolk

The truck hit a pole at Ashley Avenue and Wellons Street. The wreck left people in Downtown Suffolk and the Saratoga neighborhood without power.
Credit: City of Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. — Road closures will remain after a pickup truck hit a power pole at the intersection of Ashley Avenue and Wellons Street in Suffolk Saturday afternoon.

Police said the wreck happened around 3:50 p.m.

As a result, about 2,000 people in Downtown Suffolk and the Saratoga neighborhood had their power knocked out.

The truck was the only vehicle involved, and no one was hurt as a result of the crash.

Officials said the roads that had detour signs will remain closed, while Dominion Virginia Power crews continue to repair the area. The signs were placed at Mason Avenue at Wellons Street, Battery Avenue at Wellons Street, and South Saratoga Street at Nevada Street and Wellons Street.

A city spokeswoman said road closures would last for an extensive amount of time because the repair work was expected to take about 24 hours.