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Route 9A in Ardsley reopened

NEWS 12 WESTCHESTER: Crews are working to clear downed power lines on Route 9A in Ardsley. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Route 9A in Ardsley was reopened at 9 p.m. Wednesday for the first time since Tuesday afternoon when a truck crashed into a utility pole, toppling a high voltage line and disrupting power to buildings nearby.

The road was closed between Secor and Revolutionary roads after a truck toppled a utility pole at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near Secor Road.

The unidentified driver lost control of his truck before hitting the pole. A 13,000-volt wire hit the cab of the truck, but the driver walked away from the crash, officials told News12. On Wednesday, the truck remained in the same spot where it came to rest after the collision, wires draped over its trailer as utility crews worked around it.

Power was disrupted to as many as 15 customers, a Con Edison spokesman said, but was restored to most of them by Wednesday afternoon.

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