A traffic accident on U.S. Highway 101, near Elk River Road just south of Eureka occurred at about the same time power was lost to many residents on and near Humboldt Hill at about 8:20 pm. The power outage took TV station KIEM off air and cable as well as all 5 Bicoastal Media stations, KRED, KKHB, KFMI, KATA, and KGOE.
Power was restored within about 40 minutes.
I have no information on the traffic accident. My report was from someone on Humboldt Hill that saw the emergency vehicles from their home on the hill.
The two incidents appear to be related.