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UPS Driver Freed After Truck Entangled in Electric Wires

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters freed a UPS driver Saturday after a truck became entangled in high voltage wires in Mission Hills, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 9:16 a.m. in the 14900 block of West Chatsworth Street and impacted traffic on the eastbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Brian Wall said.

The driver was told to stay in the truck until LA Department of Water and Power crews arrived to de-energize the power lines, Wall said.

No injuries were reported, he said.

The incident was cleared just before 11 a.m. and power was expected to be restored to about 3,000 DWP customers by early afternoon, Wall said.

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