Chesterfield crash leaves hundreds without power

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A car crashed into a pole on Beach Road early Friday morning leaving thousands without power.

According to Dominion Energy, the crash knocked power out to nearly 2,000 customers, although that number gradually decreased throughout the morning.

When our 8News photojournalist arrived on scene, he had to leave after a few minutes since crews were worried the pole would fall down.

When police arrived on the scene, the driver was nowhere to be found.

Officers closed Beach Road between Riverway and Hensley Roads for several hours. The road reopened just after 9 a.m.

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