Power Restored to Hundreds After Tree Strikes Power Pole in Walnut Creek
(BANT) – Hundreds of PG&E customers in Walnut Creek have had their power
restored this afternoon after a downed tree knocked down a power pole,
utility officials said.
The incident occurred at about 1:40 p.m. near the corner of
Olympic and Tice Valley boulevards, according to a police dispatcher.
Several downed eucalyptus trees in the area fell and struck a
traffic light as well as a power pole, according to PG&E spokeswoman Hailey
PG&E crews immediately responded and were able to restore power to
most customers, Wilson said.
As of 4 p.m., about 253 customers were without power and crews
were working to restore their service. No estimated time was given for when
power to those customers might be restored.
Police are continuing to ask residents to avoid the area and have
closed Tice Valley Boulevard at Rolling Hills drive.
As the stormy weather continues, PG&E officials are expecting more
downed trees and power outages. They’re advising residents who see downed
wires stay away and immediately call 911.