Crews restoring power in the Oak Grove neighborhood in east Springfield after car crash
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - UPDATE: As of 5:45 p.m. power has been restored to all but two people in the Oak Grove neighborhood.
UPDATE: As of 12 p.m. Saturday afternoon, there are now only 775 people without power in the Oak Grove neighborhood.
Nearly 1,500 people are without power in the Oak Grove neighborhood in east Springfield Saturday morning.
According to the Springfield City Utilities outage map, the outage spans from Grand Street to the north, Sunshine to the south, along Highway 65 to the east, and near Luster Avenue to the west.
A spokesperson with City Utilities says a car crash damaged three utility poles and a few transformers in the area. Crews will be on the scene for a while repairing the damage.
Springfield police tell us that a juvenile driver was heading north on Oak Grove, got distracted, and ran off the road hitting the power poles and transformers.
The driver was not hurt and no other cars were involved.
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