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Power knocked out at northwest Austin school, neighborhood after vehicle hits pole

KXAN
KXAN
 2022-09-26

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A vehicle hit a pole near a northwest Austin school early Monday morning, knocking out power to the campus and nearby neighborhood, according to Austin Energy .

The utility said the neighborhood has power back now, but crews are still working to restore energy to Summitt Elementary School . Austin Energy estimated it will be at least until noon until the school gets power back.

Crews responded at 2:30 a.m. after the pole was struck just before 1 a.m. at the corner of Amherst and Cassady Drives, Austin Energy said. Crews had to hoist up a new pole as a result.

The utility’s outage map shows the outage is still affecting 84 customers in the area as of 9 a.m. Monday. Originally, 300 customers were without power because of the crash.

This is a developing story; stick with KXAN for updates.

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