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Hundreds of Atascadero residents without power early Monday morning following crash

Posted: 3:33 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 14:51:57-04
(Courtesy: Jason Brock)

UPDATE (6:21 a.m.) - Atascadero Fire says the driver wasn't injured.
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(3:33 a.m.) - Nearly 500 Atascadero residents are without power Monday morning following a car struck a power pole and gas main.

Atascadero Fire Department responded to the scene after a vehicle crashed shortly before 1:30 a.m.

Firefighters extinguished a subsequent vegetation fire around the crash.

As of 3:30 a.m., PG&E reported 492 residents without power. It is expected to be restored by 5:15 a.m.

No word on the driver's condition or if any citations were issued by police. A call to a Atascadero police official has not yet been returned.