Hwy 99W crash causes power outage for nearby residents


Over 6,000 nearby residents lost power

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A car crashed into a power pole on Highway 99 West Friday evening, causing a power outage for thousands of nearby residents.

A single car was involved in the collision south of Sherwood. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

As a result of the crash, the highway was temporarily shut down just after 6 p.m. due to power lines that had fallen across the roadway.

Firefighters were able to clear the scene and reopen the highway to traffic by 7 p.m., said Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

The crash caused a power outage for 6,068 customers in the area, according to PG&E. As of 10:23 p.m. the number of affected customers was down to 238.

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