DURHAM (WTVD) -- A driver hit a utility pole on Hillandale Road in Durham on Tuesday morning, causing traffic problems and knocking out power for nearly 1,000 people.
The crash happened near Club Boulevard and Duke University Hospital. A stretch of Hillandale Road was closed for about an hour while crews cleaned up the wreckage.
The bulk of the outages looked to be around the I-85/NC-147/15-501 corridor, according to Duke Energy's map. ABC11 chopper footage showed a car badly damaged with its front end smashed into the pole head-on.
Durham Police Department said the driver had minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the crash.
Part of Hillandale Road in Durham closed after car hits utility pole