23 Aug 2014
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Montemalaga to Stay Closed Until Morning

A car crash knocks down power lines on Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Montemalaga Drive between Grayslake Road and Granvia Altamira in Rancho Palos Verdes will remain closed at least through early Saturday morning due to downed power lines, according to a notice sent out by city staff.

Southern California Edison crews are working to repair a power pole that  snapped on Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes after a car hit it Friday morning.

Eastbound traffic on Granvia Altamira is being diverted at Via Del Monte and westbound traffic on Montemalaga Drive is being diverted at Basswood Avenue, according to the city.

Drivers should avoid the area, according to city staff.

At 12:30 p.m., the Southern California Edison outage map indicated that there was an unplanned power outage in the area of the downed power line. About 180 customers were affected, and the utility hopes to have power restored by 6 p.m., according to the map.

A phone call to SoCal Edison for more information about the power outage has not been returned.

Residents seeking more information should call SoCal Edison at 800-655-4555.

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