At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene of a traffic incident where a car had collided with a power pole, causing it to collapse near the intersection of Rambla de los Flores and Calle Chaparro.

The CHP communications center reported that the wires from the fallen power pole were exposed after the collision, creating a traffic hazard on the roadway. A Sig Alert was issued, and Ramba de las Flores was closed from Calle Chaparro to El Acebo for at least six hours while SDG&E worked on the downed power lines.

According to RSFFPD public information officer Julie Taber, “The car, a 1999 Volvo, ended up 200 feet away in a ditch, and no occupants could be found. There was no threat of a fire, but several residents were without power for several hours.”


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