Accident shuts down Leesville Road in Raleigh

(ABC11 Reporter Sheyenne Rodriguez)
November 26, 2013 9:15:18 AM PST
An accident caused power outages and road closures in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

Leesville Road near Franciscan School and Sycamore Creek Elementary School had to be completely shut down after a car crashed into a utility pole.

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The driver of the car was reportedly okay, but the force of the collision shattered the pole and caused power outages to over 300 homes.

Duke Energy Progress crews worked for several hours to replace the pole and repair a damaged underground line.

Meanwhile, the road closure caused traffic problems along Leesville Road as school buses and residents attempted to get to and from nearby homes and schools.

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