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Late-night wreck knocks out power in Moores Mill, Chase area

Power for some residents was knocked out for more than an hour while crews worked to replace the pole.

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 3:21 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2018 7:33 AM

Power has been restored following a brief outage in the Moores Mill/Chase area overnight.

Around 11:15 p.m. Sunday night, Alabama State Troopers said a driver heading eastbound on Old Gurley Road lost control of the vehicle, started spinning and crashed into a power pole at the intersection of Valleystone Road.

An Alabama State Trooper told WAAY 31 that the driver began spinning on Old Gurley Road before crashing into the power pole. An Alabama State Trooper told WAAY 31 that the driver began spinning on Old Gurley Road before crashing into the power pole.

Troopers told WAAY 31 that the driver was uninjured in the wreck.

Huntsville Utilities said in a statement that power was knocked out in an area that stretched from Winchester Road south to Highway 431 South and from Chapman Mountain east to Moontown.

Crews had to replace the damaged pole that was snapped near the base.

A state trooper at the scene said the wreck was deemed accidental and the driver would not be charged in the crash.

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