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High-voltage pole falls in SE Portland, nearly 2,000 customers without power

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PGE crews are working to restore power at the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell in Portland.

Crews told FOX 12 a high-voltage line came down across the road Wednesday morning for an unknown reason, but said a car that hit the pole a few weeks ago could have weakened the line. 

The road has been closed for hours.

PGE said it hoped to have the power back on by 8 a.m.

At last check, more than 1,900 customers were in the dark.

The road closure will affect some TriMet bus routes this morning: lines 9, 17 and 73 are being rerouted.

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