Amid the rainy weather, a Jeep hit a power pole in central Fresno on Friday night, knocking out power to more than 1,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers, said Fresno police Lt. Stephen Viveros and PG&E.
Two adults and a 5-year-old were traveling west on Weber Avenue at the intersection of Brawley Avenue when the driver lost control and hit a power pole and a fire hydrant, said Viveros. Power lines were knocked into the street, closing off Brawley from Gettysburg to Shaw avenues.
No one in the Jeep was injured, said Viveros.
PG&E workers were at the scene and it was predicted that power would be restored by 11 p.m.
Police expected Brawley to be closed for several more hours, Viveros said.