300 without power in Gaines

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Driver snapped telephone pole at 5 corners

GAINES – About 300 houses are without power this morning after a driver snapped a telephone pole at the 5 corners around midnight.

National Grid is working to restore power and expects to have it back on between 8 and 9 this morning. The outage runs along Route 98 between the canal and Route 104, and also includes Route 279 and runs as far east as Transit Road, National Grid reported.

The accident occurred at about 11:40 p.m. at the 5 corners, where routes 279 and 98 intersect.