Power pole

Crews at the scene of a utility truck crash in Concord on Concord Boulevard near Hames Drive, August 18, 2014. CBS)

Concord Utility Truck Crash Knocks Down Power Pole; Hundreds Lose Power

Part of a main thoroughfare in Concord was closed Monday morning after a truck crashed into a power pole knocking out power to hundreds, authorities said.


An oversize load big rig is stopped at Stevens Creek Blvd. and Monroe Ave. in San Jose after striking signal lights, February 5, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Big Rig Crash Hits San Jose Signal Lights; Stevens Creek Blvd. Blocked

A big-rig that took out traffic signals on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose Tuesday morning has prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert for the affected area.



Crash Near San Rafael Knocks Power To Thousands In Marin County

PG&E has restored power to all customers who lost electricity when a car crashed into a utility pole adjacent to U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael Wednesday morning, causing a large outage and snarling the morning commute.


A driver fled after a crash into a power pole that cut power to the new Graton Casino in Rohnert Park. (CBS)

Driver Flees After Crash Into Power Pole Cuts Power To Graton Casino

The California Highway Patrol was looking for a driver who fled Tuesday night after a car struck a power pole in Rohnert Park, knocking out power to 3,632 PG&E customers—including the Graton Resort and Casino.


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

Overnight Crash Into Pole Knocks Out Power In Petaluma

An overnight traffic accident in Petaluma has left 138 customers without power Saturday morning.


A San Francisco Muni Bus

4 Hurt In SF Accident Caused By Muni Bus Overhead Equipment

An accident involving the overhead equipment above a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus injured four people downtown Friday morning, fire and Muni officials said.



Man Arrested After Police Chase Ends In Power Pole Crash In Lafayette

A San Francisco man was arrested in Lafayette early Friday morning after leading authorities on a car chase that ended with a crash into a power pole that knocked out power to nearly 1,800 PG&E customers.


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Car Hits Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power To 3,000 Near Santa Cruz

A vehicle struck a utility pole on state Highway 9, causing injury, blocking traffic in both directions and leaving more than 3,000 PG&E customers in unincorporated Santa Cruz County without power Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.


San Jose police on the scene of a stolen car crashed into a power pole. (CBS)

Stolen Car Smashes Into San Jose Power Pole; Driver Flees

A car crashed into a utility pole, cutting power to approximately 3,500 customers in south San Jose Tuesday morning, according to PG&E.



Car Hits Power Pole, Catches Fire In Fatal Novato Hwy 101 Crash

The California Highway Patrol was responding to a traffic fatality on northbound Interstate Highway 101 in Novato, after a vehicle struck a power pole and caught fire early Tuesday morning.