Tow truck crash shuts down portion of Cottman Avenue, causes power outage

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police said the driver of a flatbed tow truck lost control and hit a traffic light and utility poles in Philadelphia's Mayfair section early Wednesday.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. near Cottman and Brous avenues.

Officials said no one was hurt but it caused a traffic mess.

About 300 Peco customers lost power following the incident.

As of 4 a.m., PECO said approximately 9 customers remained in the dark.
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