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Seriously, stop it. SMUD says another pole hit by car, leaving nearly 200 without power

What utility crews are doing to restore the power

Power companies have a detailed plan for restoring power after storms. A first step is making sure power isn't flowing through downed lines. Restoration the kicks in based on established priorities. Here's a look.
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Power companies have a detailed plan for restoring power after storms. A first step is making sure power isn't flowing through downed lines. Restoration the kicks in based on established priorities. Here's a look.

Just four days after SMUD kindly asked people to stop crashing into its power poles, it seems Sacramento drivers have yet to learn their lesson.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District says a crash in North Sacramento, near Acacia Avenue and Rio Linda Boulevard, has left 186 customers without power in the area.

“Steer Clear of the poles and #drivesafe #Sacramento,” SMUD tweeted.

Power may not fully be restored until 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, SMUD added.

SMUD had to send an earlier warning last Friday, after three car-on-pole collisions caused power outages in a 36-hour window.

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