Traffic accident leads to power outage in Salem County, NJ

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January 23, 2014 9:47:44 AM PST
A traffic accident knocked out electricity to thousands of customers in Salem County Thursday in the midst of bitterly cold temperatures.

The crash happened at 6:30 a.m. on South Broadway near Freas Road in Pennsville.

An Atlantic City Electric spokesman told Action News a vehicle struck a utility pole, causing a power outage in the area.

There were no other details available about the crash.

Approximately 3700 customers were affected by the power outage, including the Penn Beach Elementary School on Kansas Road.

Utility crews were dispatched to the scene. Images from Chopper 6 HD overhead showed repair work underway.

Atlantic City Electric says power was restored by 11:00 a.m. Thursday to the school and all but 40 other customers.


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