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Truck into Power Pole Causes Alta Sierra Power Outage

He wasn’t speeding and drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor, but the CHP says a 73 year old driver struck a power pole and knocked out power to about 200 Alta Sierra residents late last (Tuesday) night.
Click to listen to CHP Officer Steele

 

CHP Officer Mike Steele says the driver, who was in a 2002 Ford F-250 pick up truck allowed the vehicle to veer off the road.

click to listen to CHP Officer Steele

 

That in turn created a small grass fire but firefighters were able to put it out before it could spread.

click to listen to CHP Officer Steele
The driver was not cited but a report was taken. PG and E had power restored to most customers by 2:15 am.

 

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