A truck that hit low-hanging wires appears to have been the cause of a power outage that affected more than 1,700 customers in Portola Valley on Monday (April 9).
PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said that a preliminary investigation at Los Trancos Road and Alpine Road revealed that just before 7 a.m., a passing truck hit wires hanging above the roadway, which caused an electrical surge and a subsequent outage.
All but 355 customers had their power back in service by 8:40 a.m., Molica said. Service was restored to all customers by 12:20 p.m.
Los Trancos Road was closed to traffic for about eight hours while the electrical hazard was abated.