Power goes out after Jeep hits power pole in Beaverton

Power goes out after Jeep hits power pole in Beaverton

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Hundreds of people lost power after an SUV crashed into a power pole in Beaverton Monday afternoon.

The crash happened near the intersection of Southwest Tucker Avenue and 9th Street just before 1 p.m., police said.

A Jeep Cherokee veered off the road and hit the pole, shearing it in half. The driver and a passenger were not seriously hurt, according to police.

PGE crews are working to restore power to approximately 212 homes. Police said the power will be out for at least several hours and possible longer.

Traffic is blocked at the intersection while crews replace the power pole.

It’s unclear what caused the crash.