Power restored after vehicle crashes into utility pole in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Nearly 200 Dominion customers were without power in Richmond Friday morning after a driver hit a utility pole Thursday night.

The power was ultimately restored to those affected just after 5 a.m.

Richmond Fire told 8News reporter Roxie Bustamante that around 11 p.m., a driver struck a power pole on Nine Mile Road and 27th Street, knocking out power in the area. The driver is OK.

Richmond Community Hospital was among the 200 customers affected by the power outage. Hospital representatives said the hospital was on backup generators until the power was restored.

Nine Mile Road from 26th to 28th Streets is still blocked.

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