Snapped pole closes road, knocks out power near Hamburg

Pickup truck that hit pole came to rest in ditch off Schappell Road

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Published: Jun 10 2013 11:46:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2013 05:52:03 PM EDT

A pickup truck struck a utility pole near Hamburg, Berks Co., on Monday, causing the pole to fall and knocking out electricity to nearby homes.

The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. in the 200 block of Schappell Road in Windsor Twp., Berks Co.

The pole snapped at its base, causing it to fall across the road.

No one was injured.

Met-Ed reported 15 customers in the area were without electricity as a result of the accident.