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Car hits utility pole near Hartley-Vey Park, causes power outage along Burbank Drive

Crews work to repair a utility pole that was damaged and caused a subsequent power outage...
Crews work to repair a utility pole that was damaged and caused a subsequent power outage around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.(WAFB)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 7:06 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2021 at 10:41 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - More than 5,500 customers along Burbank Drive and Gardere Lane were temporarily left without power after a car hit a utility pole Saturday evening, officials tell WAFB.

Troopers with Louisiana State Police say a vehicle hit a utility pole around 5:30 p.m. on Gardere Lane near BREC’s Hartley-Vey Park. No one was injured in the crash.

A spokesperson with Entergy Louisiana tells WAFB crews restored power to all of the affected customers, as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

He said initially power was restored within an hour to most of the 5,000 customers near Burbank Drive. However, it took several hours before repairs were made to restore power to the remaining 500 customers in the Gardere Lane area.

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Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that happened at Burbank Drive and Bluebonnet Boulevard after the power outage occurred.

Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to overturn at Burbank Drive...
Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to overturn at Burbank Drive and Bluebonnet Boulevard on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.(WAFB)

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