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Hundreds temporarily without power after car crashes into power pole in Goleta

Hundreds of Southern California Edison customers were temporarily without power after a vehicle crashed into a power pole in Goleta Saturday afternoon.

At around 1:30 p.m., a driver crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Cathedral Oaks Road and North Fairview Avenue, leaving 2,700 customers in the dark.

Some traffic control devices were affected by the outage.

Thanks to first responders, as well as the system’s automated setup, power was quickly restored to the majority of those affected.

As of 4:00 p.m., 49 customers in the immediate area were still affected by the outage. A representative from Southern California Edison said those customers would likely be without power until construction crews could work on the downed power line.

A line crew from Santa Barbara was called in to assess the damage and work on the power pole.

Traffic was slowed and re-routed for a short period of time while crews worked on the incident.

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