Car accident causes power outage, road closure in north Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Cleveland Avenue was closed for hours following a single-vehicle accident on Cleveland Avenue Tuesday night.

Police and medics were called to the 1600 block of Cleveland Avenue just after 11:15 pm on the report of a crash.

Police say a vehicle hit a power pole, causing the pole to fall.

Cleveland Avenue was closed both directions at 15th Avenue and 17th Avenue.

Police say no injuries have been reported.

The fallen pole caused electricity in the area to go out.

According to the AEP website, the power was expected to come back on around 4:30 am. Around 1,500 customers were affected. By 3:30 am, the AEP website no longer showed any power outages in the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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