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Car crashes into power pole, nearly 5,000 households lose power

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A driver crashed through a power pole and caused thousands of power outages in east Charlotte Sunday morning. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the wreck occurred just after 3 a.m. in the 9000 block of East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Nearly 5,000 households were without power for some time Sunday due to the wreck. 

Officers say alcohol was not a factor. 

Duke Energy reported widespread outages for some time but power was restored just before 5 a.m. 

Police say the driver received minor injuries. Officers have not said what caused the crash. 

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