Crash on Leesville Road cleared, power restored to over 300 customers

UPDATE: 2/14 LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Power was restored to over 300 AEP customers in Lynchburg after a crash on Leesville Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Details remain limited about what led to the incident; however, on Feb. 13, a vehicle crashed into a pole in the 600 block of Leesville Road, leaving about 379 customers in the dark.

For over an hour, Leesville Road was closed as crews worked to clear the crash and restore service in the area. Since then, the road has been reopened.

Currently, it is unknown if anyone was injured.

Power pole down after a vehicle crash on Leesville Road on Feb. 13. (Jemon Haskins/ WFXR News)
Power pole down after a vehicle crash on Leesville Road on Feb. 13. (Jemon Haskins/ WFXR News)


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) –The Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services is advising the public to avoid Leesville Road after an incident.

Details are limited; however, Lynchburg police told WFXR that there was a crash near the 600 block of Leesville Road. Currently, the road is shut down in both directions.

The Appalachian Power outage map shows approximately 379 customers are now in the dark in the area. Currently, the power is expected to be restored around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Drivers are encouraged to find an alternative route of travel until the crash is cleared.

At this time, it is unknown if anyone was injured.

WFXR News has a crew headed to the scene. We will update this story as more details are made available.

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