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PCH reopens in Pacific Palisades [Updated]

August 24, 2009 | 10:18 am


Location of road closure in Pacific Palisades. Click to learn more about demographics in this area. [Updated at 1:40 p.m.: The highway has been cleared and reopened, the California Highway Patrol says.]

Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades was closed today after power lines fell onto a tree and a bus, officials said.

The incident occurred around 8 a.m. near the intersection of Chautauqua Boulevard and PCH. The highway was closed in both directions as crews removed the power lines.

No injuries were reported, but traffic was backed up.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: A Department of Water and Power employee inspects a downed power pole and lines on Pacific Coast Highway, south of Temescal Canyon Road.  Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times