Downed power pole in Palm Springs leaves thousands of residents in the dark

Power outage also closes several streets after a car hit a power pole early Thursday morning

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - That wreck was first reported around 3:15 a.m. Thursday at 1897 E. Alejo Road.

The crash forced a street closure on Alejo Road from Cerritos to north Sunrise due to live wires down on the road.

Southern California Edision reported nearly a thousand customers were affected.

They expect to have power fully restored by 5 p.m. this afternoon. 

No word on the driver or what caused the collision.  

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