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Truck driver taken to hospital after ESB pole crash knocks out power in Tullow

It's not clear if the man has been seriously injured

A truck driver has been taken to hospital after a crash in Tullow.

He crashed into and ESB pole near O’Tooles Circle K petrol station on the N81 at 11.30am.

It’s not yet clear how serious his injuries are.

The incident knocked out power in the town for a couple of hours with over 1,400 homes and businesses without electricity for a time.

Most had the lights back on by lunchtime but a small number are expected to have their power restored by 6pm.

There were traffic delays for a couple of hours after emergency services put stop and go traffic management in place.

But the scene was cleared before 3pm and the road is fully reopened.