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DAVID PARDO, DAILY PRESS
RAISING THE LINES: A utility worker untangles power lines from a tractor-trailer by raising the lines with a utility truck so it can drive out after it snagged a low-hanging Verizon cable line, causing three power poles to snap on Nisqually Road Wednesday afternoon in Apple Valley.

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3,742 lose electricity in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY • A passing tractor-trailer snagged a Verizon cable line on Nisqually Road and snapped three power poles Wednesday afternoon.

The incident caused 3,742 customers in the area to lose power, Southern California Edison spokeswoman Lois Pitter Bruce said.

The truck was traveling east on Nisqually Road near Navajo Road when it hit the low-hanging cable line, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy at the scene, whose name was not immediately available.

The Sheriff's Department received a call about the accident at 1:05 p.m., Sgt. Robert Rose said.

The Verizon line was connected to other power lines, causing the poles to collapse. A power line landed on top of a nearby house and fences.

Nobody was hurt, including the truck driver, the deputy said.

Nisqually Road was closed around the scene of the incident as of 2:10 p.m. SCE was notified of the power outage at 1:03 p.m., Bruce said. About half the customers got their power back within 40 minutes, she said. SCE officials could not be reached Wednesday evening to confirm if power had been restored to all customers.

Daily Press photographer David Pardo contributed to this report.

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