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Service Restored In Fremont After Crash Cuts Power To Thousands

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Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FREMONT (CBS SF) — Alvarado Boulevard in Fremont has reopened and most customers have had their power restored after a crash Sunday afternoon knocked over a power pole, according to police and utility officials.

Alvarado Boulevard has reopened between U.S. Interstate Highway 880 and Falcon Drive, Fremont police said shortly before 5 p.m.

Around the same time, Pacific Gas and Electric indicated that all but three of the 3,440 customers who lost power this afternoon in the Fremont and Union City areas due to the crash have had their power restored.

The crash on Alvarado Boulevard sheared off a power pole at Lowry Road around 1:55 p.m., causing live wires to come down on the roadway, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

Emergency responders blocked Alvarado Boulevard after the crash while at least one occupant in the vehicle was extracted, according to Fremont police.

The collision caused major traffic delays in the area.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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