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Car crashes into pole in Kearns, possibly affecting nearby residents

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-19 23:51:29-04

KEARNS, Utah — Some residents and businesses in Kearns were impacted by a car crashing into a utility pole Saturday afternoon.

The pole, located at about 6150 S. Cougar Lane, was still standing as of 6:20 p.m. after being hit by a white Dodge Charger.

Cougar Lane was fully closed in the area but has since been reopened as of 7 p.m. A FOX 13 News viewer in the area said the road was closed off since before 4:30, with the closure spanning from 6200-5400 South.

A nearby resident also said he was told to not leave his home until the situation was fixed because authorities were concerned that the pole could fall, potentially causing an explosion.

Police responded to the scene, as well as contractors from Rocky Mountain Power. There have been no power outages yet, but there may be some temporary shut-offs sometime in the evening.