Traffic accident leaves portions of Echo Park in the dark *

Electrical power was knocked out to 1,300 DWP customers in Echo Park and Silver Lake tonight following a traffic accident. DWP spokeswoman MaryAnne Pierson said it’s not certain when power will be restored. The outage was reported at about 8:30 PM following an accident that knocked out a “couple” of power poles in the 1300 block of Allesandro Street, said Lt. Brian Thomas with the LAPD Northeast Division. He did not have any other details about the accident.

Residents report that traffic lights are out on Glendale Boulevard. The blackout appears to be centered immediately east and west of Glendale Boulevard, according to residents.

* Update: CBS2 reported that the vehicle, an SUV, also hit a house. The driver fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

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