Sheriff's deputy vehicle crash causes power outage in Rocky Mount

More than 200 customers are without power


ROCKY MOUNT – More than 200 people in Rocky Mount are without power after a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy vehicle hits a power pole. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the deputy driving the vehicle swerved to miss a deer when he hit the pole. The deputy was not injured. The crash happened at 4 a.m. Saturday, AEP officials said.

Appalachian Power officials said 222 customers are without electricity as of Saturday morning. Electricity is expected to be restored by 3 p.m.

Teresa Hall, a spokeswoman for AEP says the company's dispatch center received two calls about the vehicle accident overnight.


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