UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Power out to 3,373 Eureka customers.


A block of Union Street is closed at the moment, as per scanner traffic, after a driver ran into a power pole near the intersection of Buhne Street and fled on foot southbound.

Police are currently in the area looking for the suspect, and note that the power pole damaged is leaning over into the street. Union is closed between Buhne and West Carson. Humboldt Bay Fire is also on scene. PG&E is en route.

It’s not yet clear whether the accident took out power in the surrounding neighborhood. We’ll update when we know more.