Power restored after crash knocks out utilty pole on North Coliseum Blvd.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A crash along North Coliseum Boulevard left several hundred without power Thursday

A vehicle was left on its top after a crash along Coliseum Boulevard around 2:15 Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Fort Wayne police and paramedics were called around 2:15 p.m. to North Coliseum Boulevard between Vance Avenue and State Boulevard for a reported crash. Dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 that a car veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The crash snapped the pole in half and brought down live wires. Emergency workers were concerned the live wires could charge the metal guardrail along the roadway.

North Coliseum Boulevard was shut down in the area for several hours until the power could be cut and the lines removed.

More than 400 customers in the area were left without power, according to Indiana Michigan Power. Power was restored shortly before midnight, according to the utility company’s website.

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