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Power Cut to 1,700 When Car Hits Pole

As many as 1,700 PPL customers lost power after a car struck a utility pole Tuesday morning at Mauch Chunk Road and Brown Street.

Update at 5:45 p.m.

As many was 1,700 PPL customers lost electrical power Tuesday morning after a car struck a utility pole in the 1800 of Mauch Chunk Road.

Power was restored to all but 11 customers by 5:45 p.m., according to PPL.

The driver, who was injured, was identified as Gam Le, 33, of Whitehall, according to South Whitehall Township Police.

Original story:

As many was 1,700 PPL customers lost electrical power Tuesday morning after a car struck a utility pole at Mauch Chunk Road and Brown Street.

Officials closed Mauch Chunk Road between Evangate Drive and Scherersville Road, north of Brown Street, shortly after the 5:30 a.m. accident, according to WFMZ.

Power was restored to all but 70 customers by 1:30 p.m., according to PPL.

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