SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — A third-party contractor’s excavator toppled two utility poles and damaged two others Monday, triggering a power outage that knocked out electricity to more than 8,000 PG&E customers, according to a utility spokeswoman.
The damage was reported at 10:55 a.m. at the intersection of North Pastoria Avenue and Del Rey Avenue and PG&E crews were on scene less than 15 minutes later, PG&E spokeswoman Mayra Tostado said.READ MORE: 'Prolific' San Francisco Retail Theft Suspect Back In Jail After New Arrest
Tostado posted images on Twitter of the area where crews using the heavy construction equipment got the machine tangled in a communication line and drove it down.READ MORE: Monterey County Employee Dies While Driving Heavy Equipment to Jobsite
The incident left 8,039 customers without power, but that number has been reduced to 79 as of about 1:20 p.m.MORE NEWS: 73-Year-Old Woman Killed By Comfort Sheep At Cultivate Care Farms Near Boston
Crews were setting up at that time to replace the two poles that were damage beyond repair and fix the two that could be salvaged.