A Sigalert was issued at approximately 5:05 p.m. after an excavator collided with power lines, causing the lines to fall onto the roadway at Whittier Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A vehicle on the northbound lanes then collided with the power lines, according to CHP. Both occupants were transported with minor injuries.
Lanes will remain blocked until approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, CHP said.
Traffic going northbound was diverted to the 5 Freeway and southbound traffic was diverted to the 60 Freeway.
SIGALERT UPDATE IN EAST LOS ANGELES. NB AND SB I-710, SOUTH OF WHITTIER BLVD., ALL LANES BLOCKED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 0300 HOURS DUE TO A COLLISION— CHP PIO - LA County (@CHPsouthern) April 28, 2019