710 Freeway Re-Opened After Downed Power Lines Prompt Closure

The lines, caught on a truck, stretched across several freeway lanes

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 3:43 PM PDT
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710 Fwy Re-Opened After Downed Power Lines

An aerial view of a power line snagged on the trailer of a big rig on the 710 Freeway in Commerce.

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The 710 Freeway was re-opened Monday morning after downed power lines -- possibly snagged on a big rig's trailer -- prompted an hourlong road closure in the Commerce area.

The closure led to significant delays near Washington Boulevard as utility crews responded to the location.

The CHP incident log indicated the truck might have struck the power lines and become entangled in them. Aerial video showed a line -- hooked on the front of the big rig's trailer -- that stretched across several freeway lanes.

Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions after the road was closed at 7:15 a.m. A utility crew responded to the location, and the freeway reopened at about 8:30 a.m.

Customers in the area were without power Monday morning after the lines went down.

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