HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A large portion of north Huntsville residents woke up without power Wednesday morning after a car accident caused the outage.

According to Huntsville Utilities Electronic Content Administrator Todd Long, a vehicle struck a utility pole in the area of Moores Mill and Chase around 1:45 a.m.

Power was fully restored by 7 a.m.

Long says the power pole was broken in half in the crash, and Huntsville Utilities Electric Operations crews intentionally cut power in the area in an effort to keep the surrounding communities safe.

Power was out from Oscar Patterson Road south to Winchester Road and from Highway 231/431 east to Maysville Road.

Residents in the affected area were asked to be patient while crews worked to remedy the issue.

According to the Huntsville Utilities Outage Map, over 1,300 customers were affected by the outage.