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East Cypress Avenue closed by downed power pole

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Mar 07 2014 08:13:51 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 07 2014 08:56:36 AM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

East Cypress Avenue is closed as crews work to repair a damaged power pole near Oxford Road.   A car slammed a power pole around 10 p.m. Thursday.  The collision sheared off the pole and knocked out power to the area along East Cypress Avenue between Oxford Road and Bunker Street.  The driver was not injured.

As of Friday morning Cypress Avenue remained closed as Redding Electric Utility worked to replace the damaged pole.  It is going to take several hours to get the new pole installed.

Crews at the scene estimated East Cypress Avenue will remain closed through at least mid-day.