A single car crash in the 2500 block Benton Road knocked out power to thousands of Bossier residents.

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The wreck happened at about midnight and resulted in power troubles near Airline High School. No one was seriously hurt when the car ran into a power pole. The accident caused major power outages in north Bossier.

The southbound lanes of Benton Rd. are now open from Viking to Melrose. Northbound traffic is being diverted at Melrose. Benton Rd. had been closed from Viking to Melrose due to broken power pole. SWEPCO crews worked on scene through the night to restore power.

Power to all but one traffic signal in the area has been restored. The traffic signal at the intersection of Airline and Melrose remains without power. Bossier Police units are working traffic at that location.

During the incident, more than 6,000 people were left in the dark. Swepco crews have restored power to most of those folks this morning. But we do know about 600 are still waiting for power to be restored.

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