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Car shears power pole prompting road closure (photos added)


Last updated 4/14/2014 at Noon

Officers hauling the San Diego County Sheriff's trailer back from the Avocado Festival on East Mission Road Sun., April 13 were one of the first to encounter a downed power line due to a car collision. The officers assisted with traffic control.

FALLBROOK - A driver sheared a power pole in Fallbrook Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close the roadway in the immediate area.

The vehicle struck the light pole off the side of East Mission Road near Valentine Lane about 4:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. No one was injured in the crash, a fire dispatcher said.

The impact knocked the power pole down and sent its lines across the roadway, prompting authorities to close the roadway between Capra Way and Valentine Lane, according to the CHP and fire officials.

Fire officials said the roadway would remain closed until about 6 p.m.

Electrical service was lost to seven area homes or businesses for a short time.

A power pole was sheared off at ground level by a car on Sun., April 13 on East Mission Road about the time the Avocado Festival was wrapping up.


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