Crash cuts power, water

(Mickey Lamm photo)

May 28, 2010 10:02:20 AM PDT
A car that ran off the road along Caswell Street early Friday caused quite a headache for residents and utility workers.

The car hit a power pole, knocking it over and breaking a water main in the process.

Twelve homes lost power, and utility workers had to open fire hydrants in the area to lower pressure while they fixed the broken pipe.

That meant some homes lost water service and the Town of Smithfield is asking all residents to boil all water before drinking, cooking, brushing your teeth, making ice, or washing hands.

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