Tractor trailer takes out power pole on Rt. 7 in Falls Church

5:52 AM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA) -- Falls Church Police are investigating an overnight hit and run crash on Route 7 involving a tractor trailer. They say the victim is a power pole.

Police say a tractor trailer struck a power pole in the1000 block of Route 7 near Route 50/Arlington Blvd. in Seven Corners shortly after 11:00 Thursday night. The vehicle fled the scene and has not been located.

Chuck Penn, spokesman for Dominion Virginia Power, says the collision severely damaged the pole and brought down a double circuit, initially leaving 940 customers in the dark. Power to 587 customers was quickly restored within a minute, and more followed. Right now 226 customers are still without power.

Power crews worked throughout the night and early morning to repair the damaged pole and circuit.  The 1000 block of Route 7 was shut down in both directions until around 6:30 Friday morning.

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