Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Building in Santa Rosa

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  |  Updated 4:17 PM PDT
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Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Building in Santa Rosa

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Around 38 customers in Santa Rosa lost power today due to a car crash on Cleveland Avenue that damaged a building and nearby power poles, according to Pacific Gas & Electric.

The crash occurred around 1:40 a.m., when a driver apparently fell asleep and struck a building on the 2800 block of Cleveland, according to police.

The driver was not injured in the crash but two power poles were severed during the collision, police said.

Police closed Cleveland Avenue between Terry Lane and State Farm Drive and encouraged motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area this morning and into the early afternoon.

Affected customers lost power around 5:30 a.m. and may not get power restored until around 9 p.m., according to PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris.

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