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Stretch of Gerber Road is reopened after fix to damaged power pole

A stretch of Gerber Road that was closed during the morning commute so that utility crews could repair damage to a power pole has reopened.

The crash of a vehicle into the pole on Gerber Road near Wilbur Road was reported to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic management center about 3 a.m. Wednesday. The crash heavily damaged the pole, causing closure of a portion of Gerber Road east of Power Inn Road.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District crews responded to the scene and repaired the damage. Utility crews also restored power that had initially cut electricity to 18,000 residents.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews