UPDATE: The Portland Bureau of Transportation said emergency traffic signal work to repair damage from the crash was done by 4 p.m. and the intersection of SW Capitol Highway and Terwilliger Boulevard was reopened.
PORTLAND, Ore. – A crash has shut down the intersection of Capitol Highway and Terwilliger Boulevard.
Detours and road closures are in place. SW Capitol Highway is closed in both directions at SW Barbur Boulevard east of the crash site and at SW Burlingame Avenue, to the west of the site.
A car slammed into a power pole early Thursday morning, leaving several hundred without power. Traffic signals also stopped working.
The driver had to be rescued from the car, according to PGE crews on scene, and taken to the hospital.