Power out for 1,100 Madera County homes after crash takes down power pole

The CHP says the driver of a semi-truck drifted off onto the right shoulder when he reached for a drink and hit the pole.
MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- More than 1,100 PG&E customers in Madera County are in the dark after a semi-truck hit a power pole.

Authorities were called to a crash a little after 5 am on Wednesday on Avenue 12 near Road 23 west of Highway 99.

The California Highway Patrol says the driver of a semi-truck drifted off onto the right shoulder when he reached for a drink and hit the pole.

The pole is down off the roadway.

Utility crews are working to get power restored by 8:30 am.

Traffic is not being impacted right now on Avenue 12.

The CHP says the driver of the semi-truck was not hurt.

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