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SUV Slams Into Pole, Knocks Out Power to Hundreds

GLENBURN TOWNSHIP — Power went out to hundreds late Wednesday night in Lackawanna County as the temperatures dipped into the teens.

It happened because of a crash on Ackerly Road near Waverly just before midnight.

Authorities said an SUV slammed into a utility pole just before midnight, knocking out power to about 1,300 homes and businesses.  Police said the driver ran away.

PPL hopes to have the power back on to everyone 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on the driver is asked to call Waverly Police.


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