Semi hits power lines in Newport News

A semi truck pulled down power lines on Jefferson Ave. Aug. 21, 2014. (WAVY/Deanna LeBlanc)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Part of Jefferson Avenue was closed Thursday as police investigated an accident involving a semi truck.

Photos: Truck hits NN power lines

Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson confirmed the truck ran into power lines at Jefferson Ave. and J. Clyde Morris Blvd. around noon, causing significant damage. Police tape surrounded the area.

Dominion Virginia Power responded to the scene. Spokeswoman Bonita Billingsley Harris said it blew a fuse, knocking out power to 12 residential customers.

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