Boat hits utility pole, knocks out power lines

Published: 9:33 PM EDT Apr 10, 2013   Updated: 5:38 AM EDT Apr 11, 2013

An accident involving a boat in has not only caused a road closure but it's also knocked out power for a number of people.

It happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Hahns Diary Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Crews on the scene say a boat somehow came loose from where it was stationed in a driveway.

The boat rolled down the driveway, crossed the street and hit a utility pole.

Officials say the road is closed until they can clean up the mess.

No word on how many people lost power.