About 2,000 Without Power in Sherman Oaks After Driver Slams Into Power Pole

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About 2,000 homes were left without power in Sherman Oaks Friday morning after a driver crashed into a power pole.

Power was out to customers in Sherman Oaks after a car crashed into a power pole on June 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Power was out to customers in Sherman Oaks after a car crashed into a power pole on June 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard about 4 a.m., said officer Brown with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver struck and knocked down a power pole, leaving wires down across the roadway, Brown said.

The intersection was closed while crews worked to clear the lines.

The male driver, who was the only occupant involved in the solo-vehicle crash, was taken to a local hospital and expected to survive, Brown said.

The crash left 1,700 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in Sherman Oaks without power, the utility tweeted.

Power was expected to be restored about 2 p.m., according to the LADWP.

Southern California Edison also reported 595 outages in the Sherman Oaks area following the crash.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this report.

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