On 5/10/19 at 1626 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving one vehicle into a utility pole in the 200 block of South Reading Rd. in Ephrata Borough. Witnesses reported the driver drifted off the roadway and struck the pole. The driver was taken to an area hospital in stable condition. While emergency responders were on scene, the overhead electric shorted out causing approximately 1000 residents and businesses to lose electric power, as well as several traffic signals on North and South Reading Rd. Fire police from several agencies responded to assist with traffic control at the various intersections. The roadway was closed for approximately 2 hours.