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Thousands lose power, road closed after utility pole crash in E. Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A section of Eastway Drive is still closed after a car took down a pole, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in the area.

The accident happened at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night. At least two utility poles fell as a result of the accident, Duke Energy media said.

Eastway Drive has been shut down for the last 12 hours between Arnold Drive and Central Avenue as crews make repairs, police said.

The utility pole ended up falling on the vehicle that hit it, however no one was injured, police said.

All 3,500 Duke Energy customers impacted by the crash had their power restored by midnight Wednesday.

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