Truck crash cuts power for about 1,600

March 02, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Nearly 1,600 Westminster-area customers were without electricity for about four hours early yesterday after a cargo truck struck a utility pole on westbound Route 140 near Route 97 North, state police said.

Police said the driver, Randy L. Green, 27, of Woodbine struck the pole after swerving to avoid a deer about 5 a.m.

He was treated for minor injuries at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster, a hospital official said.

A state Department of the Environment crew cleaned up about 10 gallons of diesel fuel from the road, police said.

Westbound traffic was detoured until about 7:40 a.m., police said.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews restored power by about 9 a.m., officials said.

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