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Power restored in Alexandria after car crashes into pole

Thursday - 1/24/2013, 12:22pm  ET

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In this photo taken Sunday Jan. 16, 2013, Amalinda Ndlovu shows her catch while harvesting mopane worms in Gwanda, Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe as well as most parts of southern Africa, mopane worms are a staple part of the diet in rural areas and are considered a delicacy in the cities. They can be eaten dry, as crunchy as potato chips, or cooked and drenched in sauce. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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WASHINGTON - An accident Thursday morning left some people in Alexandria without power for several hours.

A car hit and broke a pole near North Henry and First streets in Old Town, leaving about 700 customers without power.

A Dominion Power spokesperson told WTOP crews were on the scene but were running into problems because of traffic.

Power was restored to all customers by 12 p.m.

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