Santa Ana Area Is Blacked Out After Car Jostles Pole


About 1,700 people were left without power briefly Wednesday morning after a car struck a power pole support and caused a short circuit, officials said.

An unidentified driver drove a car into a tension wire that supports a power pole near the intersection of 20th and Main streets, said Southern California Edison Co. spokesman Brad Martin.

Homes and businesses in a rectangular-shaped area were without power for about half an hour after the 10:28 a.m. accident, Martin said.

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