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Car Strikes Pole, Thousands Without Power

About 4,500 PG & E customers were without power in Tuolumne County this morning, ending at about 8:30. The power was out for about an hour.

A power company spokeswoman says a traffic accident may have caused that outage. “We had a report of a car that hit a pole, but we went to the scene and didnĀ“t see that vehicle,” said company spokeswoman Emily Barnett. “We checked the pole and fixed the problem.”

The CHP says a car hit a power pole on Tuolumne Road this morning around 7:30. There were some minor injuries in that crash.