Car crash causes power outage in Montebello

Firefighters respond to a crash near the southbound 5 Freeway and the Slauson Avenue off-ramp in Montebello Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

A car crash downed power lines, temporarily shut down the 5 Freeway and caused outages to more than 100 people in Montebello Sunday night.

The incident occurred near the southbound 5 Freeway and the Slauson Avenue off-ramp around 11:15 p.m. The California Highway Patrol had to shut down the 5 Freeway in both directions as they picked up the power lines that fell on the roadway.

Traffic was at a standstill between Garfield Avenue and the 605 Freeway in Commerce. Service was restored to 130 customers by Monday morning.
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