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Truck collision severs power pole; closes Antelope Road

Updated 12:57 p.m.–
A power pole was left severed at the base and dangling along the roadside this morning when a pickup slammed into the pole, cutting power and causing Citrus Heights police to temporarily shut down traffic on Antelope Road.

CHPD, SMUD pole accident. Photo credit: Luke Otterstad
Citrus Heights police and SMUD crews respond to the Antelope Road accident, Thursday morning.

Sergeant Mike Wells with the Citrus Heights Police Department said the vehicle was traveling east on Antelope Road around 6:20 a.m. when it struck the pole, causing it to fall into the roadway. Responding officers closed down both directions of Antelope from Auburn Boulevard to Mariposa Avenue.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision, and there were no reports of injuries “at this time,” according to the sergeant.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District crews were observed working on the downed pole shortly after the collision, and estimate power to be restored by 1 p.m., according to the utility company’s website.

A SMUD outage map online shows the power outage occurring at 6:17 a.m., with Citrus Heights police alerting media via email of the road closure around 6:30 a.m.

The road was re-opened by 7:10 a.m., according to CHPD.

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