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Car crashes into power pole, snarls traffic in Sarasota

Sarasota County
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Traffic was backed up in Sarasota ahead of Wednesday morning’s commute after a car crashed into a power pole.

Sarasota County deputies responded to the crash before sunrise Wednesday. It happened along Cattlemen Road between Bahia Vista and Palmer Boulevard.

Deputies say the driver hit a power pole in that area. Photos posted to Twitter by the sheriff’s office show the car with its two front wheels up in the air, resting against the guy-wires that stabilize the pole. 

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the crash. Florida Power and Light crews are at the scene along with the sheriff’s office and Sarasota County Emergency Services.

The sheriff’s office blocked Cattlemen Road off after the crash. The southbound lanes opened just before 7:30 a.m. At last check, the northbound lanes were still closed.

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