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.