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Authorities respond to crash involving power pole near Rochester Athletic Club, more than 100 lose power

Damaged van after crash
Crash picture
Crash picture

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX47) -- Fox 47 is at the scene of a crash involving a power pole near the Rochester Athletic Club.

Rochester police said the crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.  Traffic is blocked off at the intersection of 19th Street NW and Valley High Drive NW.

Police said one person was inside the orange van that struck the pole. The engine is completely detached from the van.

Authorities said one person was taken to the hospital with injuries, but the severity is unknown.

The incident happened on Wednesday morning. As of 11:15, Rochester Public Utilities is reporting 122 power outages in the area. Find out more on the RPU outage map.

Minnesota Energy and Rochester public utilities crews are at the scene working to repair the damage. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as information is released.

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