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Power restored after crash on Lake Worth Road in Palm Springs

Posted at 7:03 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 14:12:01-05

A multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Lake Worth Road near Second Avenue North in Palm Springs. One vehicle struck a power pole and snapped it in half, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The wreck occurred around 6:30 a.m. between Military Trail and Congress Avenue.

Palm Springs police detoured traffic to Second Avenue North. 

Chopper 5 flew over the scene and spotted a car with severe damage.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue later said two school buses were near the downed pole and one bus was transporting children. There were no injuries to the children.

The wreck destroyed the pole. Work crews were dispatched to repair the lines.

According to Lake Worth Utilities, 3,000 customers were without power for about two hours.  The utility said all power has since been restored after a team made a temporary fix. It said more repairs will take place later Thursday.

“We sincerely apologize to all customers affected by this outage. I would like to commend the electric utility team whose quick response allowed us to fully restore power within 2 hours of the initial accident," Lake Worth City Manager Michael Bornstein said in a statement.

Eight buildings were without power earlier at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth but electricity was restored at about 8:40 a.m.