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Power Out as Truck Snags Utility Lines in Orcutt Neighborhood

Incident occurred at about 1:15 p.m. at Blosser Road and Foxenwood Drive

A tractor-trailer carrying heavy equipment knocked down utility lines in Orcutt on Monday afternoon. Click to view larger
A tractor-trailer carrying heavy equipment knocked down utility lines in Orcutt on Monday afternoon. (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo)

A tractor-trailer snagged utility lines on Monday afternoon, leading to a power outage and a road closure in Orcutt.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Blosser Road and Foxenwood Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A segment of Blosser Road was closed in the area due to downed power lines. 

The truck carrying a forklift and backhoe got tangles in the the wires, knocking down several power poles in the neighborhood.

The power outage affected more than two dozen customers in the area, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Crews from PG&E and Frontier Communications Corp. were at the scene to repair the damaged equipment.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

A tractor-trailer carrying heavy equipment hit utility lines and caused a power outage and road closure in Orcutt Monday afternoon. Click to view larger
A tractor-trailer carrying heavy equipment hit utility lines and caused a power outage and road closure in Orcutt Monday afternoon.  (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo)

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