Thursday, December 7, 2023

Over 700 PG&E Customers Lose Electricity After Vehicle Collides with Power Pole South of Ukiah

The tangled utility lines and the involved vehicle [Picture from Jacob King]

A rollover accident near the intersection of State Route 253 and Highway 101 south of Ukiah smashed into a utility pole knocking power out to over 700 PG&E customers this afternoon.

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate the collision occurred at 4:43 p.m. near the intersection of State Route 253 and Plant Road.

Initial reports from the scene indicate the vehicle rolled several times before colliding with the utility pole. In the immediate aftermath a female driver was reported to still be in the vehicle and as of publication whether or not she was injured remains unclear.

[Screenshot of the PG&E Power Outage Map]

The PG&E Power Outage Map shows 771 total residents lost power mainly located west of the accident along State Route 253 (Boonville-Ukiah Road) and south of Ukiah. Crews are at the scene and the power is expected to be restored around 9:15 p.m.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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