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This trailer broke free and took out a power pole, triggering a chain reaction that pulled down several more power poles Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Jim Guy

Trailer breaks loose and takes out power lines on Belmont Avenue

By Jim Guy

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September 20, 2017 12:19 PM

Belmont Avenue is closed between Parkway and Hughes avenues west of Highway 99 in Fresno Wednesday morning after a trailer crashed into a high power line.

A vehicle was towing the trailer when it broke free and careened into the pole, setting off a chain reaction as wires from that pole pulled down at least three other poles.

Pacific Gas & Electric. Co. reported that 78 customers were without power. Service was expected to be restored early Wednesday afternoon.
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