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Car crashes into utility pole and house, causing thousands to lose power near Bailey’s Crossroads – WTOP News



Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, closed an intersection in the Bailey’s Crossroads area after a driver crashed into a utility pole and a house, which may have sparked a power outage during Sunday night’s Super Bowl game.

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Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, closed an intersection in the Bailey’s Crossroads area after a driver crashed into a utility pole and a house, which may have sparked a power outage during Sunday night’s Super Bowl game.

According to a social media post by Fairfax County police, the vehicle hit a utility pole and a house near the intersection of Columbia Pike and Blair Road before 8 p.m. No injuries were reported.

“Extensive damage at the intersection of Columbia Pike at Blair Rd is estimated to cause delays through the morning commute,” the department said.

Just under 2,000 customers in the area were without power early Monday morning due to the accident, according to Dominion Energy spokeswoman Peggy Fox.

As of 4 a.m. on Monday, more than 300 customers were still without power.

“We are switching some customers to other circuits, but full restoration will take several hours as crews make repairs as quickly as possible,” Fox said.

Police have not said what caused the crash.

The map below contains current power outages in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. It is updated every 10 minutes.

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