Power lines down after crash in Washington County


River Road has reopened after a 2-hour closure

High voltage power lines were downed after a car crashed into the power pole Friday evening south of Hillsboro. November 29, 2019 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

The driver was able to safely get out of the car after crashing into a power pole Friday evening. November 29, 2019 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A car crash has downed some power lines outside of Hillsboro Friday evening, said the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

River Road was closed in both directions after a car crashed into a power pole around 6:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office said high-voltage power lines were involved.

The driver was able to safely get out of the car, and no other people were involved in the crash, according to authorities. It is unknown if the driver was injured in the crash.

Crews from Portland General Electric and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue worked on the scene and were able to reopen the roadway after a 2-hour closure.

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