3,100 lose power after cement truck takes down power lines

At least 3,100 people lost power Monday, after a cement truck pulled down overhead power lines, a Southern California Edison spokeswoman said. About 1:20 p.m., firefighters responded to Goodvale Road, near Foxlane Drive, for reports that a truck hit a utility pole. “A cement truck hit a guy wire which anchors a pole to that ground,” said Edison spokeswoman Mary Ann Milbourn. “It brought down some overhead wires,” she said. “About 3,100 customers were affected initially.” By mid-afternoon, about half of the people who lost power, saw service restored and, by 5:30 p.m., just a handful of people were still without power, Milbourn said. Milbourn said she wanted Santa Clarita Valley residents to know that they should never touch or even be near downed wires. jholt@signalscv.com 661-287-5527 On Twitter @jamesarthurholt