Crash Blocks Benicia Roadway, Knocks Out Power, Internet

BENICIA, CA — A crash Sunday evening in Benicia resulted in widespread power and internet outages and caused the ongoing closure of a local roadway.

Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the Benicia Police Department reported the closure of Military West and West 7th Street to the entrance to I-780, where a car collided with a power pole and knocked down power lines.

PG&E reported Sunday evening that 2,425 customers in Benicia were without power near the downtown area.

Monday morning at 5:10 a.m., police expected the roadways to remain closed for several more hours while PG&E and Comcast worked on getting electricity and internet service restored.

At publication time, Patch was working to determine whether the situation had been resolved.

Military West and West 7th Street, Benicia, CA (Google Maps)

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

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