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Highway 99 Back Open After Car Crashes Into Power Pole

Published On: Nov 02 2012 09:45:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 09:46:11 AM CDT
Power Pole Accident Photo

PG&E crews worked through the night to restore power in Tehama County, after an accident that downed a power pole, and closed Highway 99   

The accident happened around 6:16 p.m. Thursday on Eldrid Avenue near Highway 99 in Dairyville.  The collision trapped the driver and knocked out power to nearby customers. 

By 4 a.m. Friday,  power had  been restored to all but 38 customers.

Crews had to replace a pole and re-string wires over Highway 99. 

The road was back open around 7:30 Thursday night.