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Accident shears telephone pole

by The Indiana Gazette on August 07, 2009 12:00 AM

Roughly 800 to 1,000 Penelec customers in White Township lost power briefly Thursday after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole, shearing it.

The accident took place around 4:30 p.m. on Shelly Drive between Ben Franklin Road and Route 422. According to state police in Indiana, Kevin Zundel, no age given, of Indiana, reached for a can of snuff, lost control of his vehicle and hit the pole. Zundel was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, police said.

According to a Penelec spokesman, customers lost service for three or four minutes.

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