All lanes of the 605 Freeway in Whittier were closed Sunday morning for more than an hour after a truck hit a light pole and power lines fell onto both sides of the roadway, the CHP said.
The accident was reported just after 3 a.m., and officers issued a Sigalert at 3:15 a.m., said Officer Tony Polizzi. He had no further information on the truck driver.
The northbound lanes reopened at 4:24 a.m., said Polizzi, and the southbound side reopened at 4:37 a.m.
During the closure, northbound motorists were advised to get off the freeway before Beverly Boulevard; southbound motorists were advised to exit before Valley Boulevard.
The backup was also affecting traffic on the eastbound 60 Freeway.