Downed power pole causes road closure in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Crews in Portsmouth worked  to repair a power pole that was damaged in a crash early Wednesday morning.

Portsmouth police said on Twitter Portsmouth Boulevard was closed from Hodges Ferry Road to Mayflower Road.

The road was expected to remain closed in both directions for the next several hours.

Motorists were cautioned to avoid the area.

WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

An outage on Portsmouth Boulevard caused more than 1,500 customers to lose power briefly Wednesday morning.

It is unconfirmed whether this crash was connected to the outage.