UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m., 223 customers were without power. El Paso Electric says overhead and underground crews are still working on repairs. But there is no time estimate on when power will be back on for everyone in the area around Miguel Varela Lane.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — More than 2,000 homes and businesses were left without power Sunday, March 5, when a car crashed into a power pole in East El Paso, according to El Paso Electric.

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The crash happened about 3 p.m. along Miguel Varela Lane, initially leaving about 2,400 customers in the dark. Power was restored to about half of them in about an hour, an El Paso Electric spokesperson said.

As of about 5 p.m., 1,000 customers were still without power, but crews were busy working to fix the outage, the spokesperson said.