Car crashes into pole, downs power lines in Salem

A car drove into a power pole in Salem Thursday morning, bringing down power lines and shutting down a major road for several hours.

The crash occurred sometime before 5 a.m. on Center Street NE. According to Salem police, the vehicle left the roadway and drove into the pole, shearing it off from the base.

Center Street NE was shut down in both directions between 14th and 17th streets while PGE crews worked to repair the damage. The road was expected to remain closed through 9 a.m.

The exact details of the crash and the condition of the driver were not immediately confirmed.

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