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Vehicle strikes utility pole, causes power outage in Perris

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Issue 15, Volume 18.

A vehicle slammed into a utility pole today in Perris and caused an electrical blackout that initially affected more than 2,400 businesses and residents.

The outage was reported at 7:21 a.m. A vehicle struck the pole along East Nuevo Road, causing power lines to droop and underground equipment to malfunction, Southern Advertisement
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California Edison spokesman Paul Netter said.

Work crews restored power to all but 101 accounts by 8:15 a.m. Full restoration of power to all the remaining customers was estimated at 9 p.m. tonight, Netter said.

There was no immediate word on what caused the wreck or if anyone was hurt.



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