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Hundreds left without power in Murrieta after sedan takes out pole

By in Press Enterprise on July 8, 2017

By Aaron Claverie

A blue sedan crashed into a power pole on Murrieta Hot Springs Road early Saturday morning, knocking out power for hundreds of area residents.

As of 6:30 a.m. there were around 330 people without power, according to Southern California Edison’s outage map.

The incident was reported around 6 a.m.

An eastbound stretch of Murrieta Hot Springs, from Whitewood Road to Margarita Road, was closed for repair work.

A police department dispatcher said the driver survived the crash, but didn’t know the person’s condition beyond that. She added that there was no arrest made for driving under the influence.

A Murrieta resident said on Facebook that the three young adults who were in the vehicle were fine. That eastbound stretch is expected to be closed for most of the day while police investigate the incident and crews repair the pole.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

  • Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

  • Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

    Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

  • Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

    Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

  • Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

    Photos of early morning crash on Saturday that knocked out power for Murrieta residents. (Mark Simily photos)

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