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Crash knocks out power on Charleston's West Side

More than 280 people are without power on Charleston's West Side after a car crashed into a utility pole across from Tudor's Biscuit World Sunday afternoon. (WCHS/WVAH, Wes Armstead)

More than 280 people are without power on Charleston's West Side after a car crashed into a utility pole across from Tudor's Biscuit World Sunday afternoon.

Dispatchers said a car crashed into a utility pole on Lee Street and Tennessee Avenue, knocking out power to about 281 Appalachian Power customers in the area.

Crews on scene said power could be out for up to 7 hours with temperatures in the 90s.

Also in the area, a generator blew on top of a building. Fire crews responded and quickly put out a small fire.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild, which is in the area, has also postponed its performance of Bridges of Madison due to the power outage.

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