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Hempstead Turnpike reopens eastbound after crash, police say

Firefighters respond to a single-car crash early Saturday,

Firefighters respond to a single-car crash early Saturday, March 11, 2017, on eastbound Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. The sedan struck a utility pole at 2000 Hempstead Tpke., police said. Photo Credit: Joseph C. Sperber

Hempstead Turnpike’s eastbound lanes in East Meadow were closed for several hours Saturday after a single-vehicle crash took down a utility pole, police said.

Around 5:25 a.m., a sedan struck the pole in front of a Home Depot at 2000 Hempstead Tpke., Nassau County police said. A police spokesman said at about 1 p.m. that the lanes had reopened.

A photo from the scene showed the vehicle with extensive front-end damage and a shattered windshield.

A police spokesman did not have information on the extent of the injuries of the driver, a woman, but said they were not believed to be serious.

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