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.
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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