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Candice Williams
The Detroit News

More than 800 homes in the Grosse Pointe area were without power Monday evening after a commercial truck pulled down power lines in an intersection, officials said.

There were no injuries reported in the incident at Fisher and Grosse Pointe Boulevard, officials said. Motorists were being asked to avoid the area.

According to the DTE Energy outage map, the incident, which occurred shortly before 4 p.m., affected homes and businesses in an area of Waterloo to just beyond Jefferson and Washington to Elm Court. DTE Energy crews were on the scene.

An image released by the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety Monday afternoon shows a truck with a raised bed tangled in power lines while a nearby utility pole that has snapped rests on the dangling wires.

The truck driver was safely removed from the vehicle, according to police.

An initial 300 homes were impacted by the outage, but DTE Energy cut power to an additional 500 customers in a neighboring area to safely make repairs. Power is expected to be restored around 9:30 p.m., according to the utility.