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Update at 10:10 a.m.: PG&E reports that crews have restored power to the 15,000 customers that lost electricity after a crash last night, but there is a second outage, including some of those same customers. The new outage boundaries can be seen on the map and impact 497 customers. As of this morning, only 68 customers from last night’s outage involving a vehicle smashing into a power pole and shearing it in half were without electricity. Their estimated time of repair was 10 a.m.

According to the utility, the new outage, including some of those same customers, began just after 9 a.m. No cause has been given and it is unclear if this outage is related to the crash, detailed below. The restoration time is 12:45 p.m.

Original post at 7:05 a.m.: Valley Springs, CA — PG&E is reporting a power outage in the Valley Springs area of Calaveras County this morning leaving 68 customers in the dark.

PG&E power pull hit by a vehicle Friday night
PG&E power pull hit by a vehicle Friday night

The outage is on both sides of Highway 26, stretching from White Road to Farris Drive. The utility reports that a vehicle hit a pole last night just before 7:30 p.m., causing the electricity to go out, initially to nearly 15,000 customers.  Crews have worked through the night to restore most of the power. The picture shows how the pole was sheared in half with the electrical equipment hitting the ground. There is no word on injuries in the collision. The company gives an estimated repair time of 10 a.m. for the remaining customers still without lights.

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