Crash disrupts power, causes school delays

November 18, 2020 Cranberry Local News


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A crash early Thursday morning on West Main Street in Evans City took out a telephone pole and disrupted electrical services for a number of people. Penn Power workers installed a new pole around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

EVANS CITY — An early morning crash Thursday left hundreds without power and caused a delay for Evans City Elementary School and Evans City Middle School.

At around 3 a.m., a vehicle crashed into a utility pole on the 200 block of West Main Street.

The accident involved a single vehicle crashing into a pole that had electric and phone lines on it, according to Evans City Fire Chief Matt Otto.

The driver sustained minor injuries with bumps and bruises and he refused medical attention, Otto said. The car uprooted the whole pole, requiring traffic to be closed down to one lane, he said.

According to FirstEnergy, nearly 500 residents were left without power following the crash — 194 in Evans City and 283 in Jackson Township.

The crash occurred near the Evans City Elementary School, affecting both the elementary school and middle school. Seneca Valley School District announced Thursday morning that both schools were operating on a two-hour delay.

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