Over 1,600 Lose Power After Car Hits Utility Pole in Evansville

A crash at Highway 57 near Petersburg Road where a car hit a utility pole caused over 1,600 area residents to temporarily lose power on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 4:33 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2020 7:57 PM

A portion of Northbound Highway 57 was shut down on Wednesday after a car hit a utility pole near Petersburg Road in Evansville, Indiana.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office said that Highway 57 was closed in both directions due to the crash and that power lines were down.

Vectren's outage map showed over 1,600 residents in the area of Melody Hill subdivision without power due to the incident.

According to Vectren, power was lost at approximately 3:15 p.m. and crews were able to restore service just after 4:00 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital by AMR with minor injuries.

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Temperatures were a heck of a lot more bearable earlier this afternoon - despite our northwesterly winds, temperatures peaked at 54° in Evansville earlier on and are expected to remain quite comfortable as we head into the evening hours. Expect temperatures ranging from 48° to 41° between 7 PM and 10 PM; though the added cloud cover over the coming hours will only allow temperatures to fall as low as 38° by early Wednesday morning. It's not all good news however, it looks as though some of us (especially those north of the Ohio River) could see periods of scattered rainfall throughout our Wednesday morning.
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