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The California Highway Patrol reported a possible fatality late Sunday after a truck hit a power pole on Dog Bar Road, shutting down the road for more than four and a half hours while PG&E crews repaired the pole and downed power lines.

It was not clear when the road would be reopened, a CHP dispatcher said.

At 5:02 p.m., a caller reported a gray Chevrolet pickup truck had hit a power pole near Cole Way. Power lines were down, but it was unclear if the wires were live.

A medical rescue helicopter flew at least one victim to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to the CHP Web site.

The California Highway Patrol, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and units from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.

Officers also asked for two units of county road crews to help clear the accident. Traffic was routed onto La Barr Meadows Road.

No more information was available late Sunday.

– Trina Kleist

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