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Update: Tractor-trailer Crash Causes Power Outage in Milton

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A photo taken Tuesday night shows a tractor trailer overturned on its side with several power lines down. (Photo: Eastern Shore Breaking News) A photo taken Tuesday night shows a tractor trailer overturned on its side with several power lines down. (Photo: Eastern Shore Breaking News)

MILTON, Del.- A tractor-trailer crash in Milton on Tuesday night knocked out power for thousands of people overnight, causing many people to get ready for work and school Wednesday morning in the dark.

According to Master Cpl. Gay Fournier with Delaware State Police, a 39-year-old Lincoln man was driving a 2010 Kenworth truck pulling an Allen's Family Foods trailer northbound on Harbeson Road, or SR 5. As he approached the intersection with Carpenter Road, Fournier said the driver failed to negotiate a left curve in the road, causing the right side tires to run off the side of the road. When the driver over-corrected, Fournier said the trailer swung out and hit a utility pole, causing both the truck and the trailer to overturn.

The road was closed until about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday while crews from Delmarva Power replaced the pole and the trailer was off-loaded and put up-right, Fournier said.

According to Delmarva Power's online outage map, at the start of the outage, 2,122 people were affected by the outage.

By 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the website reported no customers without power.

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