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Crash in Kitchener leads to lengthy power outage

A 63-year-old Kitchener man is facing an impaired driving charge
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A 63-year-old Kitchener man is facing an impaired driving charge, after a crash that led to a lengthly power outage in the Wilson Park area of Kitchener.

Police were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday to Wilson Avenue near Franklin Street South.

They say a motorist had crashed into a hydro pole and a home in the area.

At the peak of the outage, over 1,600 customers were impacted.

**Power was restored shortly after 6:00 a.m. Friday, August 7** 

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