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Wednesday morning Schenectady crash leaves utility pole suspended by wires

The scene on Van Vranken Avenue late Wednesday morning
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The scene on Van Vranken Avenue late Wednesday morning

SCHENECTADY – A van struck a utility pole Wednesday morning on Schenectady’s Northside, leaving the pole suspended by wires and a section of Van Vranken Avenue closed.

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The pole just missed making contact with a home at 2321 Van Vranken Ave.

No one appeared to be injured and the driver of the van was out and walking around after the accident.

The driver, who would not provide her name, said she was OK, “just disgusted” by what had occurred.

The section of Van Vranken Avenue remained closed to vehicle traffic while a utility worker in a bucket used a tool to snap wires in an attempt to release the pole.

Power briefly went out in the area after the crash, but soon returned and National Grid reported no outages just before noon.

 

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The scene on Van Vranken Avenue late Wednesday morning. BRIAN LEE/DAILY GAZETTE

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