6,000 lose power when car hits power pole in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – About 6,000 homes lost power early Monday morning after a car crashed into a power pole in East Hillsborough County.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Southbound 56th Street near Harney Road

Wires from the pole were wrapped around the car.

Southbound 56th Street is closed between Hillsborough Avenue and Chelsea Street, and Northbound 56th Street is closed between Harney Road and Hillsborough Avenue while TECO crews work to repair the pole.

Power has been restored to the homes, according to a TECO spokesperson.

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