Truck hits utility pole, causing power outages in Howland Twp., Warren

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North Road in Howland was blocked off until the road was cleared of power lines

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A power outage was reported Friday night in parts of Warren and Howland Township after a truck hit a utility pole just before 9 p.m.

Power is back on in the Howland area after crews worked overnight to restore it.

Initially, about 1,500 customers were without power in Warren and nearly 300 in Howland Twp. As of 11:45 p.m. Friday, 197 people were without power in Warren with 50 in Howland Twp.

Their power was restored around 1:30 a.m., according to First Energy.

North Road in Howland was blocked off until the road was cleared of power lines.

The new pole is now up and wires are reattached.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they know who the driver is but are still working to track them down after they fled the scene.

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