Power knocked out in SE Portland following crash

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PORTLAND, Ore. - A car crashed into a power pole overnight, cutting off electricity to thousands of people in southeast Portland.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. at Southeast 82nd and Clatsop.

Police told us the driver will be fine but Southeast 82nd Avenue was closed from Clatsop to Johnson Creek Boulevard so crews could work on repairing the pole and restoring power in the area.

As of 10:30 a.m., the power was restored.

There was also another power outage in Boring overnight after a driver lost control and hit a power pole at Southeast Bakers Ferry Road and Highway 224.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday and left more than 2,000 homes without power.

The driver, 42-year-old Ethan Cross of Battle Ground,  Washington, was not hurt, but he couldn't get out of the vehicle for more than an hour because of fallen power lines.

Cross had just purchased the car, a Chevrolet Corvette, and was cited for reckless driving (police say he was speeding).

Ethan Cross of Battle Ground, Washington, was cited for reckless driving after crashing a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette he had just purchased. Photo courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.