Placer Road blocked by downed power pole


SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A major road in Shasta County will be closed for several hours Monday morning. Placer Road is closed southwest of Redding at Olney Park and at Plateau Circle after a car ran into a power pole. The collision happened just after 4 a.m. Monday. A power pole and lines are down across the roadway. The road closure may affect students headed to Grant School You can access the area past the road block by taking Highway 299 and Swasey Road. PG&E said 128 customers lost power. There is no estimate for when power will be restored. It could take several hours to repair the damage.