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Parrots Ferry Road To Reopen At About 11:00

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Sonora, CA — CHP is reporting a traffic accident on Parrots Ferry Road that has the highway closed at Porcina Way.

Officer Brad Schultz of the CHP says the road should be reopened at about 11:00 this morning as authorities wait for crews to clear downed utility lines from the highway.

Schultz says it all began shortly after ten last night when a southbound vehicle left the road and struck a power pole. Schultz says that as the first pole began to fall, it caused a second pole to go down. The falling utility lines then apparently fell on another vehicle passing by.

CDF crews also responded to the scene to put out a small grass fire caused by the downed power lines.

Schultz says PG&E crews are on scene and police are waiting for SBC to arrive.