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Moraga Road Collision Knocks Out Power To Thousands Tuesday; Road Closed

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A semi-truck ran into some power lines and trouble near 781 Moraga Road Tuesday, knocking out power to roughly 2500 PG&E customers in Moraga and Lafayette and closing Moraga Road until 7 a.m. Wednesday – an estimate which, of course, has come and gone (9:12 a.m.)

A more specific reopening time has not been provided and neighbors in the area say there are a, quoting now, a “lot of PG&E trucks out here…”

Contact was made – and power lost – at about 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, with dozens of neighbors contacting this site to report the outage. Video of the pulldown and resultant power arc has been posted to the top of our site.

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    • Dang I think I know what happened. There were telecom wires hanging low right around there a few days ago. I figured with the paving project someone would have said something. The strapping on the cables had been knocked off clearly hit by a truck prior to that. 🤦‍♂️ The actual power lines are up much higher than the telecom cables. But snag the heavy telecom cables with a big truck he probably yanked a power pole over.

    • Um… well… we cautiously called it a guestimate and probably overly optimistic… hoping we catch a break, soon. Getting reports of a fairly widespread Internet outage locally, as well. Whee…

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