WILLITS, 3/23/18 — A car spun out of control on Blackhawk Dr. near Willits and struck a power pole, cutting power to at least 60 households in that area, this afternoon. The wreck occurred about three miles up Blackhawk from Hwy. 101, at 5:50p.m. and as of 6:20p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric crews are on the scene, and there is no current estimate as to when power would return.
The power pole appears to have briefly caught fire, but is now out and PG&E is assessing the situation. Drivers should use caution on that road as the repairs are taking place — as of 7:20 p.m. the road is at least partially blocked off due to the emergency response.
According to the California Highway Patrol incident page when emergency personnel first arrived at the scene there was no one in the vehicle — and it appears that no subject or victim has yet been found.