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More Than 1,000 In Danbury Lose Power Thursday After Car Crashes Into Pole

A snapped pole, caused by a one-car crash, caused more than 1,000 power outages Thursday evening in Danbury. Photo Credit: Mayor Mark Boughton via Twitter @MayorMark
A car hit a pole in the South Street area, knocking out power to more than 1,000 residents Thursday night. Photo Credit: Mayor Mark Boughton via Twitter @MayorMark

8:45 p.m. update: DANBURY, Conn. -- Nearly all power had been restored to the area by 8:45 p.m. Thursday, CL&P reported on its website.

South Street was closed in the area near the Bethel border while repairs were made, Mayor Mark Boughton said.

Original story: DANBURY, Conn. -- As snow and temperatures were dropping Thursday night, more than 1,000 customers in Danbury were without power after a car crashed into a utility pole, Connecticut Light & Power reported on its website.

The 1,048 customers represent 3 percent of the city's customers, CL&P said.

"We have a pole down in the South St area from an accident. Almost 1,000 ppl without power. Due to high winds, repair could take 12-14 hrs," Mayor Mark Boughton said via Twitter @MayorMark.

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