Semi-truck snags line, knocks out power in Shell Beach


A semi-truck that had just exited Highway 101 in Shell Beach hit a power line, causing an outage in the area Thursday morning. 

Shortly after 7 a.m., the truck snagged a power line on Shell Beach Road near Spyglass Drive, knocking down a pole and damaging others. A small fire also started, but it was quickly extinguished. 

A total of 358 customers in the area are without power, according to PG&E. The utility expects to fully restore power by 5 p.m.

Officials closed the Highway 101 Spyglass Drive offramp for about two hours, according to the CHP.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of the accident.

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