Hit-and-run driver takes out power pole in East-Central Fresno

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It happened just after 10 a.m. near Shields and Chestnut Avenues. Officers say a driver hit a power pole causing the live wires to fall on to the street. (KFSN)

Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in East-Central Fresno.

It happened just after 10 a.m. near Shields and Chestnut Avenues. Officers say a driver hit a power pole causing the live wires to fall on to the street.

The driver immediately took off from the scene and police are working to a description of the car. Because PG&E decided to keep the wires live, power was kept on for hundreds of residents.

Chestnut and Shields Avenues could be closed until 8 p.m. while crews work on repairs.
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