Single vehicle crash downs power lines in Clearwater
Shortly before 10 pm this evening there were reports of a vehicle crash on N. Betty Lane at Woodbine Street. Units were dispatched from both Clearwater Police and Fire Departments. Initial reports indicated that power lines were down across both a vehicle and fuel pumps at the location. Clearwater Fire Department quickly located the fuel pump shutoff while waiting for Duke Energy to respond.
Duke Energy was able to de-energize the power line that was on top of the vehicle. Officials on-scene were unable to locate the driver or his/her whereabouts.
Clearwater Police will continue their investigation into the crash and Betty Lane will remain closed until full repairs can be completed by Duke Energy. There was also a power outage in the immediate vicinity.
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