South Scotland

Car crash leaves homes in Denholm without power

A Scottish Borders community was left without power for several hours after a car left the road and hit an electricity pole.

Scottish Power engineers were called in after the incident involving a Vauxhall Corsa on the A698 near Denholm Bridge at about 12:30.

The road was closed while repair work was carried out.

Police said many homes and businesses around Denholm were affected by the power cut.

The male driver of the car and three passengers were injured in the incident.

Police have appealed for members of the public who saw the vehicle before the collision to get in touch.

The A698 near Denholm was expected to reopen on Saturday evening.

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