PCH closed in Pacific Palisades after big-rig crash takes out power line

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Friday, December 28, 2018
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PACIFIC PALISADES, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions Thursday afternoon near Pacific Palisades after a big rig accident led to power lines falling, officials said.

The crash happened around noon and led to a shutdown between Sunset Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Road.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews arrived and found two people trapped inside a big rig at the scene after it had struck a power pole.

The line was still energized. The occupants were told to stay inside the truck while DWP workers de-energized the line. The occupants of the truck were able to escape without injury.

PCH was expected to reopen by 5 p.m.

City News Service contributed to this report.