Thousands of Arcata Residents Lose Power After Early Morning Accident
At approximately 2:35 a.m., a vehicle struck an electrical pole on northbound Hwy 101 near the 299 offramp, according to information on the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. Another vehicle then struck the damaged pole and finished knocking it down. The driver of the first vehicle fled northbound on Hwy 101 on foot.
Power was lost for several thousand residents and lines were across the 299 connector ramps.
As of 6:30 a.m., power has been restored to all but 42 households.
The CHP are reporting that no one is injured in the incident.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.