Update 2:45 p.m. — The repairs to the power pole may take up to eight hours to complete, according to scanner traffic. Currently, about 13 PG&E customers are without traffic, according to the company’s outage map.
Mendocino County’s Department of Transportation is now managing the road closure in coordination with PG&E, and so updates are not available via the CHP incident page. Today is Indigenous People’s Day and many county offices are closed, meaning it has been difficult to reach anyone to get current information, including where the Mendocino Transit Authority will be re-routing buses.
MENDOCINO Co., 10/14/19 — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has closed a portion of Eastside-Calpella Road after what is reported to be a mail truck collided with a power pole at around 1 p.m. today. Pacific Gas &Electric is on the way to assess the situation, but the road has been closed while CHP and PG&E are responding to the downed pole.
The closure is put at 4550 – 4799 Eastside-Calpella Road, according to the CHP, and there is no information currently available as to when the road will be re-opened. There have been some delays as certain agencies and departments, such as the Mendocino Department of Transportation, were not immediately available due to the holiday, according to the CHP incident page.
Approximately 51 customer accounts are currently without power due to the collision, according to PG&E.
This is a developing situation and information may change’ we’ll update this article as more information becomes available.