Ve­hi­cle into pole knocks out power

The Times-Tribune - - LOCAL / NATION - — JEFF HOR­VATH

A ve­hi­cle hit a util­ity pole near Route 307 and Pen-ybryn Drive in the city late Thurs­day, knock­ing out power in the area.

The crash oc­curred about 10:45 p.m. Scran­ton Po­lice Sgt. Tim Charles con­firmed a ve­hi­cle struck a util­ity pole, but ad­di­tional de­tails were un­avail­able. A to­tal of 202 PPL Elec­tric Util­i­ties cus­tomers in the area of the crash were with­out power as of 11:30 p.m., ac­cord­ing to the elec­tric com­pany’s on­line out­age map.

PPL ex­pected to re­store power by 2:30 a.m. to­day.

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