UPDATE 11:53 a.m. — Work continues at the scene of the crash along Ingersoll Avenue. Utility repair crews will be expanding the road closure to include eastbound and westbound traffic, 31st Street to 35th Street. They are estimating that work will continue until approximately 3 p.m.
The majority of businesses in this area remain open. Power has been restored to all but about three of them. Traffic signals on Ingersoll and Grand Ave are working properly.
A vehicle crashed into a pole Tuesday morning causing a power outage in Des Moines.
More than 1,000 MidAmerican customers are currently without power this morning after a vehicle heading west on Ingersoll crashed into a power pole. This happened in front of Des Moines staple Jesse’s Embers.
Ingersoll Avenue near 31st Street is closed in both directions as clean-up continues. Traffic is being rerouted to 34th Street.
The driver has been taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition at this time.
MidAmerican will be on location soon. There is no estimated time power will be restored.
You can view the MidAmerican power outage map here.