Vehicle knocks JEA pole down, power out

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The westbound lanes of Collins Road are closed due to a crash with injuries near the intersection of Pineverde Lane, according to an alert from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Gerri Boyce, spokesperson for JEA, says a vehicle hit a 75 foot power pole causing 22 people in a nearby neighborhood to loose power.

Boyce says there are five transformers on the pole that was hit, expect power to be restored to those Ortega Hills customers by 10:30 Friday morning.

At last check of JEA's outage map, 22 customers were without power.


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