Truck crashes into pole in Hudson County, causes local power outage

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Tractor trailer crash takes down power lines in North Bergen
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The scene where a truck crashed into a pole in North Bergen on Monday night is still being cleared.

HUDSON COUNTY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A truck crash in North Bergen on Monday caused a ripple of unfortunate events.

At around 9:45 p.m., officials say the tractor trailer hit a pole, taking down power lines and subsequently closing Route 1 and 9.

The downed power lines set the rig nearby on fire. About 53 local residents lost power.

Officials say the truck also crashed into the side of a vacant home. No injuries were reported.

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