Power Outage in Moss Beach and Montara

A vehicle crash knocked out power to hundreds of people. Power should be completely restored by 7:30 p.m.

Updated 4:45 p.m.
A car crashed into a power pole on Sunshine Valley Road at about 9:15 this morning, cutting power to 455 customers in Montara and Moss Beach.

PG&E spokesman Joe Molica told Patch that the car snapped the pole, and all three wires on the pole crashed to the ground. Luckily, no one was injured.

PG&E has restored power to all but 58 customers. Power should be fully restored by 7:30 p.m.

Molica says the process for replacing a downed pole is lengthy--power must be shut off to make sure no one is electrocuted; the old pole has to be removed; the new pole is sunk 10 feet into the ground and set in concrete; the wooden cross-structure to hold the lines is built on-scene; and finally the wires are restrung.

If you see a downed power line, Molica says to call 911 first, then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.   


pae August 03, 2012 at 08:11 AM
When I called PG&E around noon, they had no idea why I didn't have power! They said I was the only one reporting an outage, but that they would send someone out to check on it. Seems PG&E's information system is as good as it's ever been, which is to say, NOT.


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