Tractor-trailer takes out telephone pole, closes Poplar Street in DecaturA downed power pole on Lockwood Terrace contributed to power outages on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Photo provided to Decaturish
This story has been updated.
Decatur, GA — A crash in Decatur on Aug. 23 created traffic headaches and power outages.
Sgt. John Bender with the Decatur Police Department said a tractor-trailer knocked over a telephone pole on Wednesday afternoon. The crash resulted in the closure of Poplar Street, which is near Grove Street and Lockwood Terrace.
“Officers are currently in the area in reference to a traffic accident that involved a tractor-trailer striking a telephone pole,” Sgt. Bender said. “No one was injured, officers are currently waiting for Georgia Power.”
He said the department hasn’t received any reports of traffic lights being affected.
Georgia Power’s outage map estimates about 30 customers are still affected by the crash and estimates power restoration at 10 p.m.
This story will be updated when more information is available.
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