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Northeast Edmonton crash causes brief power outage, road closure

Edmonton police investigate a single vehicle crash in the northeast where a car hit a power pole causing a widespread power outage on Aug. 12, 2022. Global News

Edmonton police are investigating a single-vehicle collision that happened in the city’s northeast Friday morning.

Just after 7 a.m., police said 128 Avenue between 78 Street and 80 Street would remain closed for some time as police investigate the crash.

Police said the vehicle struck a power pole.

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On Epcor’s website, it said about 68 customers were affected by the power outage in the Balwin and Yellowhead Corridor East neighbourhoods.

The utility company said crews were dispatched to the area and power was restored a few hours later.

The road was reopened Friday afternoon just before 2 p.m.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Motorists were advised to use alternate routes and police said to treat any intersections without functioning traffic control lights as a four-way stop.

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