MALIBU—The morning commute in Malibu was halted on Wednesday, March 29, when a fallen power pole temporarily shut down both sides of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) after a truck crash the California Highway Patrol noted in a tweet.

A pick-up truck struck a power pole and suffered damage as a result. The incident occurred north of Las Flores Canyon Road shortly after 6 a.m. Traffic along the PCH put a lot of pressure on the Ventura Freeway.

Vehicles were stalled south of Malibu Canyon and North of Topanga Canyon because of the traffic, ABC 7 reported. The pole and wires were seen near the car crash site. Lanes re-opened around 8 a.m. after stalling traffic for motorists in both directions on PCH.