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Crash leaves Veterans Memorial neighborhood without power

HOUSTON, TX- A 20 year-old man hit a utility pole around 11:30p.m. on Veterans Memorial during the morning of March 29th, causing many residents to lose power that day, KTRK reports.

The driver was returning home from the gym when he struck a light pole at 11000 Veterans Memorial. There was then a chain reaction in which seven other poles were also pulled down.

Extensive damage was done as wires flew everywhere and hundreds of residents lost power. Two schools, Conley and Spence, were also affected when they lost power.

Many drivers who were on the road when the poles fell had to quickly react to avoid the poles and wires. However, no one suffered serious injuries.

The roadway surrounding the crash site was closed off in both directions immediately following the crash and it was not until late that afternoon that the whole road was opened back up. In the meantime, only one lane was open for each direction of traffic between Beltway and Gears Road.

The at-fault driver is not currently believed to have been intoxicated or speeding.

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