Roseville Electric sheds light on collision that put 1000 residents out of power

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A representative from Roseville Electric said the vehicle wreck that sheared a power pole in two places Saturday temporarily cost 1,293 residents their power for just over four hours.

The incident involved a van smashing head-on into the poll, which was located on Sunrise Avenue near Frances Drive at around 12:55 a.m. Roseville Electric public information officer Vonette McCauley told the Press Tribune the impact cut both the top and the bottom of the poll. Photographs from witnesses show the upper-half of the poll dangling high in the air.

“We had power restored to all but four customers by 5 a.m.,” McCauley said. “Those four customers who hadn’t had their power restored had to wait until the next day, because we had to install a brand new poll.”

The van sustained significant front-end damage.   

Photos by On Scene Action Media.