PORTLAND -- Power was restored to all but 350 people after nearly 17,000 Pacific Power customers were without electricity in Northeast Portland Thursday afternoon after a car crashed into a utility pole, the utility company reported.
The car hit the utility pole near Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street, causing the power lines to snap.
Pacific Power said power was restored to many of its customers, and by 5:45 p.m. Thursday, only 350 people were without power.
The outage was reported in area code 97213 at about 4:15 p.m. Crews expected to restore power by 7:30 p.m.
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The cause was listed as transmission interruption. No further details were released.