Several Oroville neighborhoods without power after car crash

Power is back on, except one customer, for Oroville neighborhoods around Bridge Street after a driver crashed her car into a power pole around 11:30 Monday morning.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 6:07 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2018 6:11 PM

Power is back on, except one customer, for Oroville neighborhoods around Bridge Street after a driver crashed her car into a power pole around 11:30 Monday morning.


Oroville Police were called around 11:30 Monday morning, about a downed power line near Oroville High School.

When they arrived, they found a car had crashed into one of the power poles, only 10-15 yards away from the school.

Oroville Police said thankfully no students or residents were around at the time of the crash.

"The power lines were on fire, the fire hydrant was sheared off." said Sgt. Steve Solano "The telephone pole was sheared off and water was gushing down Bridge Street."

Sergeant Solano says the high school was evacuated while PG&E crews shut down the electric grid for the area.

Police haven't released the name or age of the driver but did tell us it was female.

There was also a male passenger asleep in the backseat.

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