Power Restored After Crash Snaps Utility Pole in Sherman Oaks

The power outage came during the hottest weather of the season in Southern California

A crash that knocked down a power line pole left about 1,700 customers without power Friday morning in the San Fernando Valley.

The power outage, affecting customers in the Sherman Oaks area, came during the season's first heat wave in Southern California. Crews restored power around 11 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

The crash occurred in nearby Van Nuys around 4 p.m. on Burbank Boulevard. Splinters of wood from the snapped pole were scattered in the street next to a fuel station.

Details about the crash were not immediately available.

Temperatures in the triple digits are expected Friday in the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Southern California. The region is in its third day of above-normal temperatures after what had been a mild spring.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews also responded to a hydrant that was struck by a big rig Friday morning in nearby Van Nuys. Water flooded an intersection on Burbank Boulevard, forcing lane closures.

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