A large swath of southwest Turlock is without electricity tonight after a vehicle hit a power pole, knocking down electrical lines.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a blue vehicle of unknown make and model struck a power pole at the intersection of Bradbury and Washington roads at approximately 6:35 p.m. The accident knocked the pole down, causing it to lean across the roadway. Power lines were also hanging over the road, the CHP said.
Some witnesses on site also reported seeing transformers blow following the accident.
The Turlock Irrigation District says power is currently out in the areas of Walnut, Harding, Tegner, Washington, and Bradbury roads. The electricity is likely to be out until at least 1 a.m., TID said.
TurlockCityNews.com will provide updates as they become available.