Traffic Accident Knocks Out Power in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- A large portion of downtown Wilmington was left without power Tuesday afternoon, after a driver ran into a light pole.

Crews were busy repairing the role at the intersection of Church and Surry streets.

According to Progress Energy, a driver slammed into that pole around 1:45 Tuesday afternoon.

Power was knocked out to more than 1,000 customers on Front Street, Water Street, and surrounding areas.

Officials told WECT that the power had been restored.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer