Car Hits Pole, Knocks Out Power and Traffic Lights

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Update at 3:57 p.m.: All JEA customers have had power restored, according to Janet Wilbanks with JEA. Update 11:50 a.m.: Only 400 of the original 1,500 customers are still without power right now, according to Steve Bowers with JEA. This process may take up to three additional hours. EAST JACKSON — Traffic signals and power are out due to a car crash where a driver hit a power pole. It happened around 10:21 a.m. on Wednesday morning at 1145 Campbell Street. Around 1,500 customers in the Campbell, Old Hickory, Parkway and North Highland areas are without power, according to Steve Bowers with JEA. Both the driver and passenger ran off and abandoned the vehicle after the car crash, according to Capt. Sammy Britt with JPD. Police are currently trying to locate the owner of the vehicle, and it is unclear if there were any injuries in the accident. Customers in the immediate damage area could be without power until those lines are reset, according to JEA officials. JEA crews will isolate the immediate Campbell / Mitchell area and begin efforts to feed power to as many customers as possible. Crews will assess damage and begin repairs as soon as possible at the Campbell/Mitchell area.

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