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Lower Township Police Department
Monday May 13th, 2019 :: 06:37 p.m. EDT

Advisory

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RESULTS IN POWER OUTAGE

On May 13, 2019 at approximately 1:23pm, the Lower Township Police Department was notified of a single car motor vehicle accident that had just occurred on Lincoln Boulevard in the area of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry entrance.
 
A Multi-agency response was activated with the assistance from the Town Bank Fire Department, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Atlantic City Electric, and Lower Township Rescue.  It was reported that a tractor trailer had knocked down numerous utility poles. 
 
Upon arrival at the accident scene Lower Township Police observed three snapped utility poles and live wires laying across the road way.  
 
Crash investigation revealed the driver of the tractor trailer was turning in to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry when the top of the truck caught a low hanging wire which resulted in three utility poles being damaged and live wires laying across the roadway.  This caused the residents in the surrounding area to be without power for a period of time.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
 
Atlantic city electric responded to the scene and made repairs to the utility poles.  The tractor trailer was able to be driven from the scene after being deemed safe to do so by fire personnel. 
 
This incident is being investigated by Patrolman Bartleson of the Lower Township Police Department.
 

Address/Location
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619

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