[UPDATE 10:24 p.m.] Over 1400 Households Without Power Tonight After a Vehicle Slammed Into a Pole Near the Ferndale Bridge; 211 Closed

Map of PG&E Outage Ferndale A driver refused medical assistance tonight after his vehicle struck a power pole and damaged PG&E lines west of the Ferndale Bridge near the intersection of State Route 211 and Goble Lane.

PG&E reports that power is out to 1448 households. They estimate that it will be about 11:30 before power is restored.

Fire department personnel closed 211 at 8:53 p.m., according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: We’re being told that a detour through Waddington is possible. And, as of 9:14 p.m., one person told us they were able to get through on 211 just a minute or two before though the CHP site is still saying 211 is closed.

UPDATE 9:47 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page is now saying 211 is open.

UPDATE 10:24 p.m.: Most customers have had their power restored. There are still a little under 250 without it though.

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  • I bet if his or her phone could be checked there would be an unfinished text at the time of impact

    • oh boy thats reaching deep i guess you need people to think your a smart dude

      • Probably right. The vehicle was traveling north towards Fernbridge, drifted off the right, overcorrected clear across both lanes and crashed into pole on the left.

  • So, one pole controls all the power in Ferndale? Ha

  • Yup, because all the power in Ferndale has to cross the River, it’s probably more than “one pole” but this driver just managed to hit one of the few that would take out the whole area!

  • “The Ferndale Bridge”? ….someone isn’t from here.. lol

    • Should of said Fernbridge. I’m running pretty short on sleep these days but my family has been in Humboldt for three generations and in Mendocino for two before that.

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