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Posted: 8:04 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013
HAYWARD, Calif. —
PG&E was scrambling Saturday to restore power to hundreds of customers after a car crashed into a power pole in Hayward.
It accident occurred just before 6 a.m. on Industrial Boulevard, east of Hesperian, according to Hayward Fire officials.
A car hit a fire hydrant, then a high tension metal pole that runs about 1200 volts.
The people in the car ran away, according to responding officers, who also said that the car was stolen.
By 7:45 a.m., PG&E had restored power to 600 customers in Hayward and Union City, but about 450 residents still didn't have power.
By that time, utility crews still had to replace the pole that the driver took out, a project that was expected to take all day, according to officials.
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