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Crash knocks down power lines on Fletcher Avenue

Published:   |   Updated: July 9, 2013 at 04:24 PM

A portion of Fletcher Avenue in Tampa was closed this morning after a car crashed into a telephone pole, knocking down large power lines.

According to Tampa police, a vehicle fled after striking the pole at Fletcher and Cecelia avenues around 5 a.m.

Westbound lanes on Fletcher Avenue are now open Nebraska Avenue to 15th Street, while one eastbound lane is open while crews remove the power lines.

Stay with for updates.