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Crash collapses power pole; section of North Broadway closed during rush hour

An electrical pole  leaned against a tractor-trailer after an accident at North Broadway and Sixth Street in Lexington. Busy North Broadway has been shut down for a couple of blocks because of the downed power lines.
An electrical pole leaned against a tractor-trailer after an accident at North Broadway and Sixth Street in Lexington. Busy North Broadway has been shut down for a couple of blocks because of the downed power lines.

North Broadway between Fifth and Seventh streets was closed from 9:15 a.m. through evening rush hour Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hit a power pole.

Kentucky Utilities crews worked into Wednesday night to replace the broken pole and restring downed power lines.

No one was injured, but the driver of the truck was briefly trapped inside the truck because of the downed power lines.

Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham said power was shut off to about 750 customers while the pole was replaced.

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