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Lights out Offaly town left without power after car crashes into electricity pole and occupants flee

Two males fled the scene of a car accident that knocked out electricity to almost 2,000 people in Edenderry in County Offaly

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Gardaí are continuing to investigate a car crash on Saturday night which knocked out a town’s entire electricity supply.

Two males fled the scene of a car accident that knocked out electricity to almost 2,000 people in Edenderry in County Offaly on Saturday evening.

Gardaí in the town attended the scene of the two-car crash on Gilroy Avenue shortly before 10pm on Saturday.

Gardaí said two males from one of the vehicles fled the scene of the collision afterwards.

The accident resulted in an electricity pole fire and electrical wires were down. ESB and Fire Services attended the scene to assist gardaí.

A car was seized and investigations are ongoing.

Electricity had still not been restored to customers in the vicinity yesterday.

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