GLENBURN TOWNSHIP -- Power went out to hundreds late Wednesday night in Lackawanna County as the temperatures dipped into the teens.
It happened because of a crash on Ackerly Road near Waverly just before midnight.
Authorities said an SUV slammed into a utility pole just before midnight, knocking out power to about 1,300 homes and businesses. Police said the driver ran away.
PPL hopes to have the power back on to everyone 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
Anyone with information on the driver is asked to call Waverly Police.