Nearly 5,000 SMUD customers were without power in East Sacramento and neighboring areas for about two hours on Saturday afternoon after a car ran into a power pole around 2:30 p.m. This was the second power outage in East Sacramento in the past week.
Power was restored to the 4,897 affected customers just after 3:30 p.m. Other areas of the city affected included Oak Park and Tahoe Park, according to Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s outage map.
Police responded to at 2:17 p.m. reporting a single vehicle ran into a pole at 14th Avenue and 52nd Street in Tahoe Park, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
The driver suffered minor injuries, police spokesman Sgt. Vance Chandler said.