Widespread power outage following Perkins crash

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Wilkes-Barre Township Police shared this image on their Facebook page, showing the damage to the utility outside Perkins that took down wires, causing the outage. - Wilkes-Barre Township Police

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Nearly 1,300 PPL Electric Customers were without power for a time Friday night after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole at Perkins in Wilkes-Barre Township.

A post on the Township Police Department’s Facebook page said the mid-evening crash outside the Route 309 restaurant brought down a pole and wires.

As a result, traffic lights at many intersections went dark, and drivers were urged to proceed with caution. Reports of lights out included Route 309 and many intersections in South Wilkes-Barre, the Heights section and surrounding areas.

PPL customers in Wilkes-Barre city and township and Hanover Township also were left in the dark. Most had their power back by 10:30 p.m., according to PPL’s outage website.

— Roger DuPuis and Patrick Kernan

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Wilkes-Barre Township Police shared this image on their Facebook page, showing the damage to the utility outside Perkins that took down wires, causing the outage.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_outage-2.jpgWilkes-Barre Township Police shared this image on their Facebook page, showing the damage to the utility outside Perkins that took down wires, causing the outage. Wilkes-Barre Township Police