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Vehicle Crash Cancels Classes at Madera Community College

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A vehicle crash Tuesday morning led to a power outage that closed Madera Community College for the day. (Photo provided by George Villagrana)
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Madera Community College canceled day and night classes Tuesday after a vehicle hit a power pole, knocking out power to the Avenue 12 campus.

College spokesman George Villagrana said officials hope classes will be able to resume Wednesday. Pacific Gas & Electric was working to restore power, which was turned off because of damage to the power pole that resulted in sagging power lines.

Students and staff should keep an eye on the college’s social media for updates.


Villagrana said he was not certain about the crash details but said it occurred before he arrived at the campus at 7:30 a.m.

A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol was not immediately able to provide details about the crash.

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