A State Trooper fills out paperwork as he examines a 2001 Ford Taurus that struck a power pole near the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and U.S. Highway 101 on Sunday at about 7:38 p.m. The wreck cut off power to residents in the Deer Park area until noon Monday. (Jay Cline/Clallam County Fire District No. 2)

A State Trooper fills out paperwork as he examines a 2001 Ford Taurus that struck a power pole near the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and U.S. Highway 101 on Sunday at about 7:38 p.m. The wreck cut off power to residents in the Deer Park area until noon Monday. (Jay Cline/Clallam County Fire District No. 2)

UPDATED — Power restored after car crashes into utility pole, cutting off electricity to eastern Port Angeles area

PORT ANGELES — A car crashed into a power pole Sunday night, knocking out electricity overnight to 966 customers in the Deer Park area just east of Port Angeles.

“PUD crews have been working though the night to address the situation,” said Clallam County PUD spokesman Mike Howe. “Power restoration is expected around noon today.”

Howe emailed at 12:04 p.m. that power had been restored at noon.

The State Patrol said Zach Taylor-Armstrong. 21, of Port Angeles hit the pole because he was driving too fast when he tried to make a left turn in his 2001 Ford Taurus from Mount Pleasant Road onto Kemp Street at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers said Taylor-Amrstrong, who was cited for speeding, and a 17-year-old female passenger were not hurt. Both wore seat belts, the Patrol said. The car was totaled.

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