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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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