Nearly 14-thousand SMUD customers woke up in the dark this morning after a car drove into a power pole on Elliot Ranch Rd.

The outage affected customers in the area of Consumnes River and Franklin Blvds. SMUD recommends that you turn off all electric appliances and switches, except the porch light or other light that SMUD crews can see from the street, when waiting for electricity to be restored. And as always, stay away from downed power lines.