Power outage in East Providence after utility pole struck

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- A utility pole is down in East Providence causing a power outage throughout the area.

The down pole has caused an outage at the East Providence Medical Center and surrounding businesses.

East Providence Fire and Special Hazards are responding to the scene.

East Providence Police are redirecting  traffic as Taunton Avenue is closed from North County Street to Pawtucket Avenue while National Grid works to fix the outage.

At this time it is unknown what struck the utility pole, but we’ll provide updates as information becomes available.

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