California Highway Patrol pursuit knocked out power to about 2,500 PG&E customers in San Francisco

Published by on January 4, 2013

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A vehicle that crashed into a power pole in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning in a California Highway Patrol pursuit knocked out power to about 2,500 PG&E customers, authorities said. The vehicle crashed near Townsend and Fifth streets around 1:55 a.m. following the pursuit, according to the CHP. One person was taken into custody after the crash, according to the CHP.

Some 2,500 PG&E customers lost power after the crash, utility spokeswoman Jana Morris said. As of 8:30 a.m., all but 31 customers had power restored, Morris said. The remaining affected customers are expected to have power back by around noon, Morris said.

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