TOPANGA CANYON—A car driving on Topanga Canyon Boulevard crashed into a power pole causing it to fall on Monday, September 10. Topanga Canyon Boulevard was closed for several hours and left leaving residents in the region without power.
The California Highway Patrol sent out an alert on Monday informing residents that all lanes northbound and southbound were closed at Topanga Canyon Boulevard at Entrada Road, located in the middle of Pacific Coast Highway. Drivers were informed to find an alternate route, as the closure was expected to last 18 hours.
Southern California Edison and Cal Trans crews worked through the night to clear the power wires from the road and restore power to nearby residents. At 8:40 a.m. on Monday, southbound lanes were re-opened to motorists. After 3 p.m. all lanes of Topanga Canyon Boulevard were re-opened.
The identity of the driver who is responsible for knocking down the power pole is unknown and remains at large. Officials are not certain if the driver sustained any injuries during the incident.