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Car strikes telephone pole on U.S.-23

No one was injured when a pickup truck struck a telephone/power pole on U.S.-23 North in Alpena at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

The truck was traveling north on U.S.-23 near the Industrial Park complex when it slid off the road as it attempted to turn into a local business, police said in a news release.

The truck caused the pole to snap in half and then continued forward and struck a guide wire.

The road was temporarily closed because of a low-hanging wire.

The Alpena Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Alpena Fire Department and the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office.