Phoenix Police say the teen was either on his way to or from work at the time of the crash. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this case.
The teen was not injured and his name has not been released.
"The closure is expected to remain in affect throughout most of the day as SRP conducts repairs. As of right now the power outage is also effecting residences and businesses in the area. There is no estimated time of restoration at this point," stated Officer James Holmes.
Nearly eight hours after the collision, crews restored power in the area.
ALERT W/B Thomas Rd is CLOSED at 59th Ave due to a power outage. Closure likely to remain in place all day - pls avoid area.
— PHX Street Trans. (@PHXStreetTrans) January 15, 2015
Teen falls asleep driving @phoenixpolice says hit a pole on Thomas/60th Ave he's ok power was out one lane closed pic.twitter.com/5xvIyzOdcd
— Anita Roman Fox 10 (@ANITAROMANFOX10) January 15, 2015