Friday morning crash causes power outages in Norwich

This Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, crash on Lawler Lane initially caused about 1,000 power outages. (Courtesy of Norwich Public Utilities)
This Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, crash on Lawler Lane initially caused about 1,000 power outages. (Courtesy of Norwich Public Utilities)

Norwich — A morning crash left about 1,000 customers without power for varying amounts of time Friday, according to Norwich Public Utilities spokesman Chris Riley.

Riley said a car hit a pole on Lawler Lane shortly before 9 a.m., causing an outage that initially impacted 1,000 customers. Through rerouting, NPU had restored power to 70 percent of the impacted customers by 10:30 a.m., Riley said. By 1:15 p.m., no outages remained.

Crews had to replace the pole, which took a few hours. Norwich police were on scene.

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