Power was knocked out Tuesday evening to 172 French Valley residents when a car hit an electrical pole.
The pole was hit at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Pourroy Road and Galleano Avenue, according to Southern California Edison Spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez Casanova.California Highway Patrol and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to the incident that was described on CHP's Web page as a hit and run without injury.
CHP noted that the pole was leaning at a 45-degree angle, with lines touching the ground.
SCE crews were working to restore power, Rodriguez Casanova said.
As of 8 p.m., there were still 172 customers without power."There isn’t an estimated time for restoration yet; They are troubleshooting," she said.