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April 22, 2014

UPDATE: Power restored after wreck damages Lindsay Lane utility pole

— A wreck Tuesday morning damaged a critical utility pole on Lindsay Lane shutting down an area of the roadway and power to at least 35 homes for approximately six hours.

Amber Nicole Barnes of Elkmont was driving a Ford Taurus south on Lindsay Lane at approximately 7:20 a.m. when the car left the road and struck a utility pole, according to Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson. Barnes received minor injuries, but refused treatment.

Barnes told officials she tried to stop the vehicle, but it kept going and hit the pole, according to Johnson.

Athens Utilities closed Lindsay Lane from Strain Road to Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road and shut down power to at least 35 homes. Power was restored by late afternoon.

Utility workers had to turn off power to the street and replace the power pole causing the street to be obstructed, Johnson said.

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