Power pole knocked down during Durham crash

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Crews are working to repair a power pole that was knocked down early Wednesday morning during a crash.

Police said the crash happened at 5:24 a.m. Wednesday on University and Starlight drives. Police said the driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog and hit a power pole.

The impact knocked the pole down and forced the vehicle to flip on its side. Police said no injuries were reported.

University Drive was closed between Starlight Drive and Summit Street/Briarcliff Road as crews worked to repair the power pole.

Drivers were encouraged to avoid University Drive if possible.

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