Crews were busy clearing a serious crash in Parkville on Wednesday evening that left some residents in the dark.
At just before 7 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Perring Parkway and Oakleigh Road.
A utility pole was struck in the 2-vehicle accident. Electrical lines are down and power is out in the area.
Southbound Perring Parkway has been shut down as a result. BGE is working to restore power.
Motorists should avoid the area.