According to Williams Police Sgt. Daniel Mata, Williams officers responded to the report of a downed power pole at around 1 PM on Friday.
“It looked like it may have been caused by the wind, and just must’ve fell over,” said Mata. “As a precaution, we treated it as if it was still live. I asked dispatch to notify the railroad company to shut down any rail traffic until PG&E came out and figured out what was going on.”
Officials said that the downed pole resulted in power outages for about 2,200 people.
Safety personnel cleared at around 2:30 PM, but PG&E remained on scene for some time after, Mata said. ■