Car hits power pole on N. Parham Road, causes thousands of power outages

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police and power crews were on the scene of an accident that involved two cars in Henrico County Tuesday morning.

Police say a car hit a power pole and dragged down some power lines on N. Parham near Mayland Drive. Police on scene say shortly after, another car driving southbound hit the downed power lines and damaged the front of their car.

Police say one of the drivers was taken to the hospital as a precaution but is expected to OK.

The accident caused thousands to lose power in the area, but as of 6:45 a.m., most of the outages have been restored.

That portion of Parham Road was blocked off while crews continued the cleanup process. It has since reopened.

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