MASURY, Ohio (WKBN) – A crash in the Masury area temporarily knocked power out to thousands of customers in the Sharon/Hermitage area.
The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the corner of Standard Avenue and Elm Street.
Police say a driver lost control going around a curve and hit a guy wire attached to a utility pole at the Standard Substation. That substation services customers in Sharon and Hermitage.
About 3,500 customers were impacted.
The crash didn’t pull down the power lines, but they got twisted in the crash. Crews had to cut service so they could clean up the accident.
Police say the driver is charged with drunk driving.
Power has since been restored.