FAIRFIELD — A vehicle hit a power pole at Chadbourne and Rockville roads on Thursday afternoon, cutting power in parts of the area and closing a section of Rockville Road.
The 4:37 p.m. accident left the power pole in danger of falling, according to the California Highway Patrol. That led to the closure of Rockville Road between Oliver and Abernathy roads.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokeswoman Jana Morris reported that 139 customers were without power in west Fairfield due to a wire being down at Rockville and Abernathy roads. By 6:05 p.m., just a handful of customers remained without power.
Fairfield police had cleared the intersection of Rockville and Oliver roads by 9:50 p.m., but PG&E continued working on the damaged line.
Morris described the outage area as including Hale Ranch Road, Rockville Road, Chadbourne Road to Highway 12, Oliver Road, Beck Avenue and Waterman Boulevard from Rancho Solano Parkway to Capitola Way. However, the outage map on the PG&E website shortly after the accident showed that 2,853 customers in the Fairfield area were without power. The outage map gave no cause for the outage.
The outage affected the eastbound West Texas Street offramp signal, backing up traffic onto Interstate 80.
Mike Corpos contributed to this report. Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.