Overnight accident leaves thousands without power - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Overnight accident leaves thousands without power

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Thousands of residents in Central Lubbock are left without power this morning after a pick-up truck hit a utility pole.

Police say the driver a red pick-up truck hit the pole on 38th and Joliet around 2:30 a.m. He then fled the scene by foot. The impact knocked down the pole, taking out a transformer. Power was knocked out to hundreds of home and a senior living senior.

The truck also hit a fire hydrant, causing a huge water leak. Crews are currently repairing the pole and certain areas have had power restored.

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