Car crash cuts power to Bridgeport area

A car crashed into a utility pole in Bridgeport knocking out power to the area. It happened at the corner of Merritt and Madison avenues

Police say a car drove through a snow bank and struck a pole, knocking out power to the area.

Police say a car drove through a snow bank and struck a pole, knocking out power to the area. (3/11/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A car crashed into a utility pole in Bridgeport knocking out power to the area.

It happened at the corner of Merritt and Madison avenues just before 1 a.m.

Police say the car drove through a snow bank, then hit and split the pole.

Officials say the driver was taken to the hospital and that speed was a factor in the crash.

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