A car caught fire in a Tuesday morning accident along Maxim-Southard Road in between Amanda Lane and Locust Road in Howell Township.

Howell Police say an "inattentive driver" veered off the road and struck a utility pole.

She suffered a minor injury as a result of the accident.

Police say Maxim-Southard Road between Amanda Lane and Locust Road will be closed for an extended period of time while utility companies repair extensive damage.

The fire can't be put out, police said, until power is cut.

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