Power Outage Affects Thousands After Driver Crashes Into Power Pole in Lemon Grove

A driver hit a power pole in Lemon Grove, then took off Saturday night, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department Lt. Scott Roller.

The driver of a Ford F-250 truck hit a power pole near a trolley station at Lemon Grove Avenue near Canton Drive around 8:17 p.m., according to SDSO.

The driver took off and left the vehicle behind before sheriff's deputies arrived, according to SDSO.

Around the same time, about 11,000 San Diego residents were without power, according to San Diego Gas & Electric. The pole had additional electrical equipment in it, plunging around 11,000 customers into darkness, according to SDG&E.

Not long after the initial outage, SDG&E was able to return power to about 4,000 customers.

About 7,000 customers were still left without power early Sunday but power was restored by 8 a.m.

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