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Power restored in Vacaville after car crashes into PG&E power pole

The roads where a car crashed into power lines in Fairfield will likely remain closed until 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to Fairfield police.

VACAVILLE, Calif. — 10 p.m. update: 

While power has been restored to residents in Vacaville, the roads where a car crashed into power lines in Fairfield will likely remain closed until 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to Fairfield police.

Police said the roads will still be closed because of downed powerlines.

8 p.m. update:

A car crash in Fairfield left thousands of PG&E customers without power in Vacaville, according to Fairfield police.

Police did not say how many, if any, were injured in the crash.  

Police are advising drivers to avoid Vanden Road between Canon and One Lake because the crash caused power lines to fall. They suggest using alternate routes between Vacaville and Fairfield are Airbase Parkway to Peabody Road or I-80. 

Police believe it would be about four hours for roads to re-open. 

Original story:

Thousands of PG&E customers are without power in Vacaville, Friday evening.

According to the PG&E outage map, approximately 5,690 customers are without power, mostly on the south side of the city around Alamo Drive.

The outage was first reported around 5:40 p.m. and crews estimate restoration around 8:45 p.m.

According to PG&E, the outage happened after a car collided with a PG&E pole. Crews are working with first responders to make sure everything is safe. PG&E does not have an estimated time of when the power could be restored.

There is no word on what caused the crash or if anyone was injured. 

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