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Update at 1:34pm: PG&E has pushed back the expected restoration time for those still without power following a truck’s crash into powerlines.

The incident, which occurred around 10 a.m. Monday, triggered a small vegetation fire that was quickly snuffed. Of the 190 customers who lost power, 31 still remain without and the utility has a current estimated restoration time of 5 p.m. for them.

BJ Hansen posted the earlier updates below.

Update at 10:48am: All lanes of Highway 120 are back open.

Update at 10:25am: 190 PG&E customers are without power due to the incident involving a truck hitting powerlines in the Chinese Camp area. PG&E hopes to have everyone restored by 1:15pm. Be prepared for activity in the area, as the CHP indicates that power lines are across Highway 120, and PG&E is responding to the scene to make repairs. In the meantime, Caltrans has closed Highway 120 at the scene of the accident.

Original story posted at 10:15am: Chinese Camp, CA — Officials quickly contained a fire in the Chinese Camp area.

It ignited near the intersection of Highway 120 near Sims Road. It ignited shortly before 10 o’clock and was a quarter acre in size. Many of the responding resources have been released and are returning back to base. The CHP indicates that the power was caused by a truck hitting some powerlines. Be prepared for activity in the area as cleanup continues.

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