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Car crashes into Gresham power pole, portion of 181st closed

A car crashed into a power pole Wednesday afternoon, forcing a portion of 181st to be closed. (Photo: Gresham Police Department)

A driver crashed her car into a power pole Wednesday afternoon, knocking it down and forcing a road to be closed.

Police have closed all lanes of Northeast 181st from Glisan to Pacific.

Police say the driver, a 40-year-old woman, initially ran from the scene. They cited her for failing to perform the duties of a driver and for driving with a suspended license.

She was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Police say speed was a likely factor in the crash.

PGE responded to the scene, and the road will likely be closed for a few hours while crews fix the damage.

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