Portland, Ore. – Update: The suspect who tried to run away from the crash has been arrested. PGE crews are working on fixing the pole that was hit and restoring power to customers as fast as possible.


— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) December 27, 2019

A car crash in North Portland has knocked out power to thousands around the intersection of Interstate avenue and Killingsworth. It happened around 2:45 this morning. A car ran into a pole. Part of the road is closed to traffic because a power line is down. Trimet Max Yellow line service is disrupted there too, shuttle buses are moving passengers in the meantime. According to PGE’s website just under 4,000 customers are without power.


#TrafficAlert : Single vehicle crash into pole at North Killingsworth St. and North Interstate Ave. Vehicular and Max traffic halted in two block radius. Police searching for involved driver. PGE on scene. Use alternative route.

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) December 27, 2019

Service Alert: MAX Yellow Line disrupted due to a power line down near Interstate and Killingsworth. Shuttle buses serving between Interstate/Rose Quarter and Expo Center.

— TriMet Service Alerts (@trimetalerts) December 27, 2019