power outage

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.- Around midnight this morning, hundreds were left without power and a man is on the run after a car crashed into a power pole.

According to the report the accident occurred near 23rd Street and Englewood Court. Authorities says the driver took off running after the crash and left behind a woman passenger. About 25 streets were affected, leaving roughly 1,600 Independence Power & Light customers with no power.

Crews this morning worked for nearly five hours to restore power to the area. Police have closed 23rd Street as crews work to repair pole.