Car crash causes power outage in Desert Hot Springs

Power went out Sunday morning for more than 500 Southern California Edison customers

More than 500 Southern California Edison customers in Desert Hot Springs who have been without power since Sunday were scheduled to have their power restored Monday morning, according to the utility's website. 

   A car slammed into a utility pole in Desert Hot Springs at about 2:37 a.m. Sunday and caused a power outage that initially affected 2,500 homes and businesses, a Southern California Edison spokeswoman said.

   SCE officials sent repairmen to Camino Aventura, east of Palm Drive where the crash happened, spokeswoman Lois Pitter Bruce said.

   Work crews were replacing the damaged pole and 531 accounts were left without power but were expected to have their electricity restored by 4 Monday morning, the website said. 

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