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Accident Knocks Out Power

Nearly 110 P G and E customer are without electricity at this hour following an earlier accident on Yankee Hill Road in Columbia that took out a power pole.

P G and E´s Mark Hendricksen says customers in the Bald Mountain area northeast of Lyons and in the Telegraph Hill area are affected by the outage.

A double trailer big rig hauling asphalt clipped the power pole on Yankee Hill Road and knocked it down across the roadway. Yankee Hill Road at Saw Mill Flat and Remington Mine roads will be closed for at least two more hours as crews clean up the mess and install a new power pole and get power lines hooked-up.