Thousands lose power after Wichita car crash

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WICHITA, Kansas – Hundreds of people in south Wichita have been left without power Thursday evening after a car hit a utility pole.

Westar Energy spokeswoman Gina Penzig says 11,600 Wichitans were affected Thursday night. She says power was restored to all but 500 customers by 9:30 p.m.

Penzig says the instillation of a new power pole is expected to be completed by 4 a.m. Friday. She says it will completely restore power.

Wichita police say the car driver was taken into custody.

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