FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) — Reilly Road was closed at Cliffdale Road after a dump truck hit a power pole Thursday afternoon. The road reopened shortly before 10:30 p.m.
Utility crews remain at the scene, and Fayetteville Police urge motorists to drive carefully in the area while workers are present.
No injuries were reported, but the driver, Anthony James, was trapped in the vehicle for a while because of downed power lines.
A little after 4 p.m., the power lines were deactivated and the driver was freed and treated at the scene.
The collision caused significant damage to the utility pole and caused power, as well as other utility lines, to fall across the roadway, Fayetteville Police said.
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The road was originally expected to be closed for as many as four hours.
Police responded to the crash at approximately 1:53 p.m. They told ABC11 that the dump truck suffered a mechanical failure that caused the bed of the truck to lift up and hit the power lines and fiber-optics lines.