UPDATE 8/11/14 11:38 AM – Power is restored to the customers who lost power because of the crash.
UPDATE 8/10/2014: Crews have restored power to over 15,000 customers, with more to follow.
According to Karen Kurts with OG&E, the power outage was caused by a driver running into a power pole.
That pole then took down multiple transmission lines.
Crews on the scene said that the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.
OKLAHOMA COUNTY – More than 23, 000 people are without power after an auto accident in Oklahoma County.
The cities of Choctaw, Harrah, Nicoma Park, Spencer and Midwest City are affected, according to officials with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Local law enforcement agencies have been dispatched to direct traffic in high volume areas near stop lights.
The outage took place after a vehicle crashed into a transformer just north of Harrah.
The driver was not injured, said county officials.
So far, OG & E has not said when power will be restored.