Update posted Wednesday, June 19 at 6:34 a.m.:
The Bright Fire Department reports that Stateline Road was fully reopened at about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Duke Energy repair crews had been on scene just north of Georgetown Road repairing a utility pole and transformer that were damaged when a van struck the pole Tuesday morning about 6:15.
Update posted at 10:59 a.m.:
Firefighters have left the scene of the accident on Stateline Road. However, Duke Energy crews remain on scene making repairs to the utility pole that was struck by a van at about 6:15 a.m.
Flaggers may be on scene.
Duke Energy is no longer reporting any power outages in Dearborn County.
Update posted at 6:52 a.m.:
Duke Energy reports about 350 outages in the Bright area because of the accident. Power is expected to be restored at around 9:30 a.m.
The driver of the van that struck the utility pole was reported to be trapped in the van for some time following the accident. The transformer from the utility pole was laying on Stateline Road.
Original story posted at 6:26 a.m.:
(Bright, Ind.) – Some Bright-area residents may be without electricity due to an accident on Stateline Road Tuesday morning.
A van collided with a utility pole on Stateline between Georgetown Road and Seldom Seen Drive at about 6:15 a.m., according to dispatchers. No injuries have been reported.
The crash did cause some power lines to come down across Stateline Road, shutting down that road. Homes and businesses in the area are also without power.
Dispatchers said there was no estimate on how long it may take to reopen Stateline Road.