DICKINSON, Texas – A pickup truck struck a utility pole and gas line in Dickinson early Wednesday, causing a fire and power outage in the area.
The Dickinson Police Department says the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Dickinson Avenue. As of 4 a.m. the fire remained active with the roadway closed, according to police.
Photos: Fiery crash knocks out power in Dickinson
Police say a 2003 Dodge pickup left the road and flipped upside down, hitting the pole.
More than three hours later electrical power remained out to about 1,600 customers in the area, but crews were unable to quickly make repairs because of the fire.
The gas line has since been shut off, and the fire is out. Power has been restored to nearby residents, Dickinson officials say.
Police say there were no deaths in the crash. The driver of the vehicle has not been located, however.
Dickinson ISD statement:
Silbernagel Elementary is without power this morning due to an overnight vehicle accident which resulted in a ruptured gas line and fire on FM 1266. At this time, classes will meet at Silbernagel. The school district has made arrangements for students to receive a cereal breakfast. Administrators are working to get an answer on when power will be restored. If it is determined that power will be out past about 9 or 9:30 a.m., all students will be bussed to Hughes Road Elementary for the remainder of the day. Please be aware that buses could run behind this morning due to traffic being rerouted and also there are a few homes near FM 1266 that the buses will not be able to access. We will post updates as soon as we get additional information this morning about the remainder of this school day.