Power outage affects 454 homes in Fallbrook/Bonsall area; car hits power pole at Gird and Reche

FALLBROOK-BONSALL – SDGE is reporting an outage at 12:20 am in a large area covering Fallbrook, including Live Oak Park east to Pala Mesa Village and Resort and south to Bonsall, Winterwarm, San Luis Rey Heights, and NE Fallbrook. They are reporting 454 homes affected by the outage. They are investigating the cause of the outage and the estimated time of restoration is 3 am.

EDITORIAL NOTE: There was a solo vehicle traffic collision reported at about the same time at Gird Rd. and Reche. A compact car hit a power pole causing major damage to the front end of the car. According to the CHP the pole is still standing but sparks were seen by the reporting party.

13 Responses to "Power outage affects 454 homes in Fallbrook/Bonsall area; car hits power pole at Gird and Reche"

  1. Funinsd   February 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Why do people have to drive fast down reche rd? Folks it is not a speedway there are a few curves in the road and this pole is across the street from the little restaurant in the park area and in the last few weeks they have hit the fences in the park. People slow it down it may save your life.

  2. Lee   February 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    This is what happens when we place these power poles so closely along roads. You’d think that the most technologically-advanced nation on earth would have all its power lines underground.

  3. Former Fallbrookian   February 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Reche Raceway

  4. Fallbrook res.   February 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Wow, I feel lucky. We never lost power today.

  5. Joe Naiman   February 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

    With regard to Lee’s comment about utility underground, the County of San Diego addresses undergrounding of existing overhead lines in Policy J-17. The Board of Supervisors adopted that policy in July 1968 – before Bob Berrey was County Counsel, thus dispelling the myth that Bob Berrey led the effort for undergrounding because he got tired of the neighborhood kids using the telephone pole in front of his house as a goal line. In 1967 the California Public Utilities Commission adopted Rule 20A, which requires utility companies to set aside a certain portion of their revenues to underground existing utilities. SDG&E, AT&T, and the cable companies contribute 20A funds in each land use jurisdiction, so the County of San Diego has 20A funds for use in unincorporated San Diego County.

    According to Policy J-17, priority consideration is given to qualified projects involving:

    a) County financed improvements of roads, parks, or other facilities that necessitate the relocation or construction of overhead utilities

    b) Undergrounding of utilities on improved county roads or in the vicinity of existing county facilities

    c) Community landscaping programs

    d) Requests by petition, signed by a majority of the property owners in an area, expressing a willingness to participate in the total cost of the project to the extent of 50 percent of the cost of such work

    e) Requests from civic groups

    This essentially means that the county’s highest priority for using 20A funds is on road widening or other improvement projects, including flood control. The county’s most recent underground utility district, in Downtown Lakeside, was the result of active support from Lakeside’s Downtown revitalization group.

    Should Reche Road be widened, I would expect that an underground utility district would be created to capitalize on synergies. This was the case with South Mission Road.

    Hopefully this information is of guidance to everybody.

  6. Reche resident   February 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I agree with you Funinsd #1-I live off of Reche Road between Live Oak Park Road and Gird. When I have to turn into my driveway I find myself praying everytime that I wont get rear ended by the cars that race down the hill just before Live Oak Park Road. Please people slow down, it is not a raceway!

  7. Reality Checker   February 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Lee, the answer to your comment "This is what happens when we place these power poles so closely along roads. You’d think that the most technologically-advanced nation on earth would have all its power lines underground" is rather obvious to everyone but liberals. The answer is, the progressive dims in congress have all but stopped spending money to improve our infrastructure and are too busy spending spending that money on welfare programs and entitlements for anyone they think will vote demorat. The very people you have voted for time and again and kept in office that are supposed to represent we the people have only been taking care of themselves, and screw you, me, and anyone else who gets hurt by it. They dont care about anything but keeping themselves in office, enriching themselves and feeding their ever-growing ego’s.
    In other words Lee, look to yourself and how youve voted if you want someone to blame for California being turned into a third or fourth world cesspool. Its the liberal’s fault, completely and totally. Without question. Anyone who denies it is an incompetent idiot.

  8. Funinsd   February 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I agree with Reche Rd resident I live off of Reche as well when we come down the hill heading east on Reche to turn on Tecolate and or Valley Oaks people are always on your bumper flashing their lights and or honk at you because you are turning right they need to Slow it Down. Reche Rd is not a Freeway folks.

  9. Redneck Bill   February 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Whoa, Reality Checker;

    Do you read the news?

    I mean actually READ something. Not just listen to what Rush and Sean tell you.

    The protards have been proposing spending money on infrastructure for quite some time. It’s the teatards in congress who impede any attempts to improve our worn out infrastructure.

    You need to do some serious reality checking there mi hermano.

  10. grunt   February 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Redneck Bill – the infrastructure the current (Democratic) california wants to send on is NOT common sense things- it is car pool/toll lanes and (low) speed train from nowhere to nowhere.

  11. sam   January 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I love me the power "stability" here in fallbrook by the big golf course.

    Jan 7 2015.



    brown out


    stagger down up down up brown out down


  12. sam   January 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    ALL my pricey electronics are protected by SmartUPS Pro (true SINE WAVE)

    computers not lasting "long enough"? require CLEAN input power.

    For everything else there’s Xmpp Texting

  13. Sam   January 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Reche Road power pole replacement?

    Trench it!

    Allow fiber and high grade circuits tax breaks to trench along side it.

    End the TYRANNY of TimeWarner or att [LAN] universe


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