Car crashes into utility pole, causing outages in south Austin

Power outage on South First at Oltorf Street.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Parts of south Austin are without power after a car ran into a utility pole Sunday morning.

Police say the crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. on South First Street at Oltorf Street. Drivers in the area should try to take a different route as Austin Energy crews work on repairing the pole.

Austin Energy’s outage website shows approximately 1,400 customers are without power. Current estimated restoration is around 9:30 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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