Truck driver causes power outage in Pelham

PELHAM, GA (WALB) - A Louisiana truck driver is facing several charges after hitting a power pole and causing a power outage to a quarter of the town in Pelham.

Pelham police say a Louisiana gas semi truck driver was driving down State Route 93 in Pelham when he turned quickly onto Curry Street hitting a power pole in front of the Chevron Gas Station around 7:30 Sunday morning. Police say the driver left the scene. The wreck split the power pole in three pieces and knocked out power to a quarter of the town. Georgia Power has been on the scene working to restore power. Both State Route 93 and Curry Street are blocked off. Police have not released the name of the driver. The driver is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane, and having an expired unified carrier registration. The driver remains in the Pelham City Jail. No one was hurt. Police expect power to be up and running within the next four hours.

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