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[UPDATE: Power to be Restored by 4:00 pm] Truck Smashes Through Fence and Downs Power Line Causing Power Outage in Hopland

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The truck after it had smashed through a fence, downed a power line, resting against a tree

According to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page, a single vehicle accident occurred on Mountain House Road in Hopland at 9:37 p.m. The vehicle crashed through a residential fence, knocked down a power line, and came to rest when it struck a tree leaving a number of Hopland residents without power.

Scanner traffic indicated two parties were involved in the vehicle and both suffered minor injuries. An ambulance was on scene providing medical attention.

The downed power line with the transformer clearly smashed on the ground

Currently, PG&E crews are on site assessing the damage. One entire electrical pole is on the ground including wires and transformers. Hopland Fire District personnel are not currently allowing through traffic on Mountain House Road.

PG&E on-site repairing the damage

According to the PG&E Power Outage map, the outage affects approximately 50-499 Hopland residents and estimates power should be restored by 2:30 p.m.

Screenshot of the PG&E Outage Map depicting. area affected by the power outage caused by the single car collision

UPDATE 8:06 a.m.

Electrical crews worked through the night to clean up the damaged power pole and replace it. Hopland residents near the area continue to be without power and the PG&E outage website indicates 4:00 p.m. today is the estimated time to restore service.

Through traffic on Mountain House is allowed but controlled.

Personnel on scene controlling Mountain House traffic
Multiple work trucks on scene to address the downed powerline and restore service
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Matt LaFever
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