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Power outages in Goleta due to truck crash

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A truck crashed into a power pole in Goleta which caused a power outage that affected nearly 2,400 residents.
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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department responded to the crash at the corner of Calle Real and Kellogg Avenue.

GOLETA, Calif. - According to the Southern California Edison website, about 2,400 people were experiencing a power outage in Goleta Saturday morning.

The outage started at 11:01 a.m. and was caused by a pickup truck that crashed into a power pole located on the corner of Calle Real and Kellogg Avenue near the Best Western Inn.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to the crash.

SB County Sheriff's Officer Tom Green said there was a single occupant who lost control of his truck and struck the power pole on the North side of Calle Real.

While no one was injured, the crash caused power wires to fall onto the street.

Edison crews are working on replacing the power pole due to downed support wires.

Green said to expect the section of Calle Real from Kellogg Avenue to Kingston Avenue to be closed for several hours.

Southern California Edison said that the boundaries for the outage were residents South of Coralino Road, West of Ward Memorial Boulevard, East of Fairview Avenue, and North of Kellogg Avenue.

Edison said by 11:04 a.m., there were 1,800 residents still without power.

As of 11:37 a.m., there were only two residents left without power because of one transformer that was still out on Calle Real.

Edison predicts power should be returned to the last two residents by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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