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Power restored to South Lake Tahoe

Annie Flanzraich
Annie Flanzraich / Tahoe Daily TribuneNV Energy Lineman Brian Gregory observes the pole that a black pick up truck hit Thursday afternoon.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Power has been restored to about 6,500 NV Energy customers in South Lake Tahoe after a black pick up truck hit a pole near the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Golden Bear Trail.

When the truck hit the pole, the circuit breaker opened at the Meyers Substation. Workers were able to close it back in and restore power about 12:25 p.m. said NV Energy spokesman Karl Walquist.

However the pole that the truck damaged will need to be replaced. NV Energy staff will work on replacing the pole later today and there may be more short outages during the process, Walquist said.

The female driver of the truck was at Barton Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon with minor injuries, said California Highway Patrol Officer Charles Brothers. Previous to the incident, police received reports of an errant driver in the area, Brothers added.

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