Downed power lines temporarily closes down 91 Freeway in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — Authorities have reopened all lanes of the Riverside (91) Freeway near Anaheim after a tractor trailer reportedly knocked down power lines, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The downed power lines were reported at 1:37 p.m., said CHP Officer Nathan Logan. Lanes were reopened around 4:00 p.m.

The CHP had initially closed the westbound lanes at Harbor Boulevard and the eastbound lanes at Euclid Street, Logan said.

Authorities believe a large truck may have hit something that caused a chain reaction resulting in the lines coming down, Logan said. There was no information whether the truck in question has yet to be located, he said.

The accident also knocked out power to advisory signs alerting motorists to the freeway shutdown, Logan said.

Westbound motorists were being detoured to the northbound Orange (57) Freeway and eastbound drivers were being detoured to the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, Logan said.

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