September 24 2021 03:30 pm

Crash into power pole starts grass fire, causes widespread outage in Elk Grove

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ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — A vehicle hit a power pole in Elk Grove Thursday, sparking a grass fire and taking out power for thousands of people.

The Elk Grove Police Department said the crash happened in the area of Waterman and Mosher roads.

Firefighters and Sacramento Municipal Utility District workers responded to the area.

SMUD’s outage map shows over 9,200 customers without power. The utility expects power to be restored by around 3:50 p.m.

Police did not provide any additional details about the condition of the driver or the status of the fire.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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