Power restored to thousands after crash in Midtown 

Power restored to thousands after crash in Midtown 

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Richard Eldredge
Atlanta police investigated a crash that left parts of Midtown without power.
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  • A crash sent a telephone pole down. 
  • The crash knocked out power in parts of Midtown. 

Power was restored to thousands and a driver was charged after a crash left about 4,700 residents in Midtown without electricity Thursday night, according to officials.

A telephone pole had to be replaced, and wires knocked down also had to be repaired, Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Clemmons said.

Thousands of Georgia Power customers were without power in Midtown. (Credit: Georgia Power)

Power went out about 9 p.m. following the crash at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Boulevard, Atlanta police Officer Lisa Bender confirmed. It was restored at about 6:35 a.m. Friday.

An Infiniti was traveling southbound on Boulevard when it struck a power pole and a fence at a Wendy’s, Bender said.

The driver was charged with failure to maintain lane.

There were no injuries in the incident, Bender said.

A hit-and-run crash that happened around the same time was unrelated to the outage despite initial reports, police said. That accident occurred at the intersection of North Avenue and Juniper Street.

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