Thousands lose power in Henrietta after car hits utility pole

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UPDATE: There is new information about the power outage that affected 2,300 RG&E customers on Saturday.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office said the outages were caused by a car crashing into an RG&E utility pole. It happened on Scottsville Road, west of Henrietta Road, just after 10 p.m. Saturday. There were five people in the car, ages four to 61, and none were injured. The 39-year-old male driver was given a ticket. The sheriff’s office says alcohol, drugs, or speed were not factors in this crash.          

RG&E said power was restored for everyone around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

HENRIETTA, N.Y. — A widespread and sudden rash of power outages affected Henrietta on Saturday.

According to the website for RG&E, about 2,300 customers in Henrietta don’t have power. The website doesn’t say what caused the outages. We’ve reached out to RG&E for more information including when we can expect the outages to be fixed.