- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities in New Jersey say a single-vehicle crash involving a utility pole caused a power outage.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/2uBtnw5 ) the crash occurred around 5:40 p.m. in Franklin Township. Police say a minivan struck a utility pole, breaking it into three pieces, before hitting a tree.

JCP&L; officials say around 500 customers in Hunterdon County were affected by the ensuing power outage. Crews worked to replace the pole and repair damaged transformers. Power was restored by 10:30 p.m.

Occupants of the van were treated at Hunterdon Medical Center.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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