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Car hits pole, hundreds without power for hours

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Air conditioners and window fans quit working for more than 3,000 Pacific Power customers in northeast and southeast Portland overnight after a driver careened into a power pole.

Portland Police say the driver may have been drunk at the time.

The crash happened at 1:11 a.m. Saturday, at Northeast 111th and Glisan Street.

A neighbor who heard the crash ran outside to see the power pole about eight feet from where it originally stood.

Police say no one else was involved in the crash. The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken away in an ambulance.

The Major Crash Team, which usually gets called out to investigate serious crashes, did not respond. 

It's believed he driver, who was taken away from the scene in an ambulance, will recover from his or her injuries.

Pacific Power crews did come out, however, and spent hours working to restore power to customers.

Power was returned to a majority of the customers by early morning.  It was completely restored by noon.

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