Car wreck causes power outages to Truckee residents |

Car wreck causes power outages to Truckee residents

A vehicle collided with a utility box on Brockway Road on Thursday around 4 p.m., causing a six-hour power outage to roughly 400 customers in Sierra Meadows and the surrounding area.

The driver of the Toyota 4-Runner, who Truckee police officers suspect was driving recklessly, passed a vehicle illegally on the right, lost control of the car, rolled off the roadway through a cyclone fence, over a steel and concrete barrier post and onto the big green utility box, according to Truckee police officers.

The incident occurred in front of the new Mountain Home Center, next to the Best Western.

Replacing damaged goods will cost the Truckee Donner Public Utility District upwards of $12,000, said Stephen Hollabaugh, assistant general manager of the Truckee Donner Public Utility District. The cost of labor has yet to be calculated.

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