Power Back for Thousands After Sunnyvale Car Accident

When a car collided with a power pole around 3:15 a.m., 6,500 PG&E customers lost power.

By Breena Kerr
|  Sunday, Dec 9, 2012  |  Updated 10:51 AM PDT
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Power Back for Thousands After Sunnyvale Car Accident

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Power has been restored to thousands of residents in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills after an early Sunday morning car accident damaged a power line and left many residents without electricity for hours.

The outage occurred when a car collided with a power pole around 3:15 a.m. on Homestead Road in Sunnyvale, knocking out power for about 6,500 PG&E customers, according to PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris, who said that Cupertino residents were the hardest hit.

Power was restored to to all residents by about 9:50 a.m., Morris said, but crews are still at at the scene of the accident, making repairs.

PG&E crews are expected to remain on-site, repairing the broken power lines until about 2:30 p.m. , Morris said.

 

Bay City News contributed to this article.

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