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605 Freeway closed in Whittier after truck hits power pole and downs lines

605 Freeway closed in Whittier after truck hits power pole and downs lines
. (Los Angeles Times)

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.

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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.

4:50 a.m.: Updated with all lanes open.

This article was first published at 4:15 a.m.

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