Multi-Vehicle Accident Takes Out Power Lines In Southeast Columbus


Columbus Police said a crash involving three vehicles took down power lines in southeast Columbus Tuesday morning.

About 1,000 AEP customers in Franklin County were without power because of the accident, but it was all restored before 6:00 a.m.

Columbus Police say the outage was caused by wires taken down during an accident involving two semi trucks and a car.

The driver of one of the semi trucks told police he swerved to miss a car on New World Drive, just off of Alum Creek Drive in southeast Columbus.

The driver said that's when he struck a pole and took down the wires.

Police said another semi driver didn't realize the lines were down and drove into them.

A wrecker arrived on the scene to take the semi out of a culvert.

New World Drive was closed while crews worked to move the trucks.

Officers said no one was injured in the accident.

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