Car hits pole on 18th Street, causes outage; officials work to restore power
Published 8:33 am Monday, July 11, 2022
Just after Oxford Utilities restored power on Sunday after a severe storm, a vehicle hit a pole at approximately 3:45 a.m. on South 18th Street in Oxford causing damage and a power outage.
The Oxford Police Department received report of the crash at 3:24 a.m. Authorities appeared on the scene to find a grey vehicle trapped under a downed utility pole.
Officials have not released the identity of the driver or their status at this time.
Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill stated in a Twitter post that crews had been out all night working on repairs and asks for the public’s patience.
After getting power restored from the storm, a vehicle hit several poles on S 18th around 3:45 am knocking power out. Our crews have been out all night long. Thank you for your patience. @OxfordUtilities https://t.co/cEP0LTqjkR
— Robyn Tannehill (@RobynTannehill) July 10, 2022
Oxford Utilities announced South 18th Street to be closed to traffic until further notice.