Crash closes road, knocks out power
A section of Whaleyville Boulevard closed in both directions for several hours Thursday following a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 2500 block of Whaleyville Boulevard.
The crash occurred at 2:35 p.m., according to a city press release. A passenger vehicle that left the roadway and struck a power pole, bringing power lines down across the roadway. Dominion Energy also responded.
The driver received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel and was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital for further treatment.
Crews from Public Works set up detour signs at Whaleyville Boulevard and Carolina Road, and Copeland Road and Carolina Road.
The closure with resulting detours was anticipated to take several hours.
According to Dominion Energy at about 4 p.m. Thursday, about 193 customers were without power in the area. The utility’s online outage map stated power should was expected to be restored between 8 and 11 p.m.
Community Electric Cooperative also listed 181 customers without power.
The cause of the accident is ongoing at this time.