A road was closed and power is was out after a car struck a utility pole in Hackettstown around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
No one was injured in the accident on Grand Avenue, Hackettstown Police Det. Darren Tynan said.
The driver, Joan Gallagher, 78 of Independence Township, said she looked down at her purse momentarily and swerved into the pole, Tynan said.
The power outage is affected approximately five people according to Jersey Central Power & Light’s outage map. Electricity was restored less than three hours later.
Grand Avenue was shut down between Madison Street and Monroe Street as live wires were on the roadway. Detours around the area lasted until approximately 3:25 p.m.
Hackettstown Police, Hackettstown First Aid, Hackettstown Fire, and Hackettstown Department of Public Works assisted at the scene.
No charges were filed against Gallagher, Tynan said.