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Road Closed After Car Hits Utility Pole in Merrimack, New Hampshire

Some fluid came out of the transformer when it came down because of the crash

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    Merrimack Police

    Back River Road, between Brookfield Drive and Raymond Drive, in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is closed after a vehicle hit a utility pole early Sunday morning, police said.

    At around 4:30 a.m., a car hit a utility pole in the area of 48 Back River Rd., taking down a transformer that was on it and a few power lines. Some fluid came out of the transformer when it was taken down.

    Eversource is working on a temporary pole. The road is likely to remain closed for most of the day.

    Police identified 24-year-old Stephanie Peltak, of Merrimack, as the car driver. According to police, Peltak was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

    Peltak was arrested and later released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail. She is expected to be arraigned on August 9.

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