METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Over a thousand homes and businesses were left without power after a downed wire sparked a utility pole fire in Methuen Wednesday.

Crews responding to the scene at the Interstate 93 and Lowell Street intersection around 7:45 p.m. found the pole on fire, according to a post on the police department’s Twitter page.

As of 8 p.m., nearly 1,030 homes were without electricity according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

National Grid crews are en route to cut the power and assess the damage done to traffic signals.

It is unclear if anyone was injured or when power will be restored to the area.

No further information has been released.


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