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ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A utility pole caught on fire and knocked out power to a section of Ross Township Friday morning.

The fire started just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of McKnight and Nelson Run roads.

It initially knocked out power to a nearby traffic light, but that has since been restored.

Meanwhile, Duquesne Light officials said the incident is weather related and about 1,000 customers were still without power by 6 a.m.

Crews are working to restore power and say it could take until 2 p.m.

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