Sunday, October 28, 2007

Loose trailer causes 4,000 to lose power

Loose trailer causes 4,000 to lose power
Staff Report
Article Launched: 06/26/2006 04:39:59 AM PDT

A small trailer that broke loose from a vehicle, struck a pole in San Anselmo and caused a power outage early Sunday morning, police said.

The outage affected about 4,000 people, police said.

Roger Christiansen of Fairfax was driving east in the 900 block of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at about 5:45 a.m. Sunday when the trailer he was towing released from the rear of the vehicle, police said.

It rolled off the road and hit a power pole, according to San Anselmo police.

Several power lines were severed, disrupting service for residents of San Anselmo, Fairfax and San Rafael.

The outage lasted about two hours.

The accident is under investigation.

- IJ report

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