Crash into power pole triggers power outage in Dixon


A widespread power outage in rural Dixon was caused by a tractor that crashed into a utility pole.

The crash happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. along a stretch of Pedrick Road in the northwestern portion of rural Dixon.

According to fire dispatches, a tractor was mowing some grass in the area when it crashed into a power pole, sending utility lines onto the ground and sparking a small grass fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but the crash triggered a widespread power outage that affected more than 500 Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers from Russell Boulevard in rural Yolo County to Tremont Road and County Road 104 in eastern Dixon.

Power was restored to all affected customers by 5 p.m.

A power outage affecting residents in rural Dixon on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. (Map courtesy PG&E, Graphic by Solano NewsNet)
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