A car crash was cited as the reason for a power outage that affected some 2,000 people in Kitchener on Tuesday.

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro's outage map showed that 1,976 customers were without power after a car crash in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. By 6 p.m., crews were still working to restore power but said only around a dozen customers were still affected.

A Twitter user shared a photo that appeared to show a broken hydro pole at Westmount Road and Highland Road West.

KW Hydro's Twitter account responded, saying that crews were responding to the issue.

Police say a 96-year-old woman driving a Honda Civic was travelling eastbound on Highland Road West and tried to turn onto Westmount Road West. She hit a 34-year-old man driving a Ford Fusion.

The man lost control of his vehicle and hit the pole.

The woman has been charged with not turning safely.

Crews are responding to an outage affecting 1,976 customers in the Fischer-Hallman/Highland/Westheights area. The cause is a broken pole due to a motor vehicle accident. Current ETR is 4:45 p.m. Please treat all affected intersections as a 4-way stop. https://t.co/pMhtim1tLM pic.twitter.com/OelYFaBSTl

— KWHydro (@KWHydro) October 6, 2020