Western Boulevard closed after SUV flips into utility pole in Raleigh

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A stretch of Western Boulevard is closed due to downed power lines and a downed utility pole.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A stretch of Western Boulevard was closed because of downed power lines and a downed utility pole.

The crash happened Friday morning at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Dan Allen Drive close to NC State University.

Raleigh Police Department said the driver of the SUV clipped the utility pole, flipping the SUV, knocking down the utility pole and causing the traffic lights to fall nearly to the ground at the intersection. The driver of the SUV is expected to be OK.

Western Boulevard reopened about 11 a.m.