Dozens of homes and businesses were without power early Tuesday after a vehicle struck and damaged a pole in La Habra, authorities said.
The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Cypress Street, just north of Lambert Road, La Habra police Cpl. Victor Rubacalva told a news photographer at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, a woman, suffered only minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital, Rubacalva said.
About 30 homes and 26 businesses were without power and Southern California Edison wasn't expected to restore service until around 7 a.m., he said.
George Phillips, plant manager at one of the businesses, VIP Rubber Co., which operates 24 hours a day, said he had to send one shift of workers home and he was hoping power would be restored before a new crew of 146 employees arrived at 7 a.m.
He said material that was in the manufacturing process was ruined by the power interruption.
"We have a lot of rubber in the ovens, which is damaged," Phillips said.