[UPDATE 8:08 p.m.] Pole Down, Road Partially Blocked After Traffic Accident on Elk Creek Road

scannerAbout 7:45 p.m. vehicle struck a pole and went over the embankment on Elk Creek Road just east of the Avenue of the Giants. The pole is down in the roadway but one lane is passable. At this point it hasn’t been determined what kind of lines are down but fire crews are being asked to acknowledge that lines are down and there may be a “life hazard.”

An ambulance is responding.

UPDATE 8:02 p.m.: “Power lines are down. PG&E is responding,” reports the Incident Commander.

UPDATE 8:08 p.m.: “It looks like the driver ran off. We’re doing a further search,” the Incident Commander states.




  • The road may be “passable”, but if power lines are down, traffic should be stopped two power poles away from downed poles and lines in each direction until it is confirmed that PG&E has shut down the power. The situation is a definite life hazard.

    Bozo the Clone

  • That corner on Elk Creek rd is a life hazard with or without powerlines down.

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