Hundreds Left Without Power After Morning Collision
Over 300 Santa Clarita residents were left without power on December 15, 2021, after a driver hit a power pole in Canyon Country. The collision is believed to have happened at around 9:00 am, according to reports.
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Hundreds Affected by Power Pole Crash
Approximately 335 customers were affected by a Canyon Country power outage, as noted by KHTS news. The outage was caused when a driver allegedly hit a power pole located near Whites Canyon Road and Steinway Street. A spokesperson for Southern California Edison noted that in order to restore power and fix the pole, crews had to “de-energize power” in the nearby area.
A second power outage was reported the same day in Stevenson Ranch, caused by a two-car accident shortly after 8:45, according to reports. The collision resulted in downed wires impacting the power of approximately 475 customers. One person was injured in the crash and transported to the hospital.
What to Do If You Hit a Power Pole or Cause Downed Wires
As you can see, it is not that uncommon for a driver to accidentally collide with a power pole or other electrical equipment. It is vital to remain calm and take steps to protect yourself and others if you are involved in this kind of crash.
If you hit a utility pole or power distribution box:
- Call 911;
- Remain in your vehicle unless there is smoke or fire;
- Never touch the pole or any downed wires; and
- Wait for help.
Any car accident can be scary, but one involving a live power line can be terrifying. It is vital to do precisely what you are told. When you are on the phone with the dispatcher, be sure to inform them that you struck a power pole or other electrical equipment so that they can send for the proper crews.
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