UPDATE: Crash downs utility pole in Agua Dulce, sparks outage, prompts all-day SigAlert

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An early morning crash that sent a car into a utility pole in Agua Dulce, sent live wires onto the roadway, left 175 people without power and prompted the all-day shut down of a stretch of Soledad Canyon Road.

The driver was not injured.

AT 6 p.m., power was fully restored to everyone affected by the outage and the SigAlert was still in place.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert Thursday morning notifying the public that all northbound and southbound lanes on Soledad Canyon Road have been closed between Capra Road near the Highway 14 overpass and Agua Dulce Canyon Road.

All the lanes will remain closed for about eight hours or until about 5 p.m., CHP Officer Josh Greengard told The Signal.

The lanes were closed due to repairs being made to the downed power line.

Power went out for 175 residents near Agua Dulce after the car crashed into a utility pole on Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Sally Jeun, spokeswoman for Southern California Edison said.

All but two Edison customers saw their power return at 7:33 a.m. Thursday, she said.

The crash happened shortly before 5:15 a.m.

“These were actual live power lines that went down onto the road,” Greengard said.

“He hit the pole and was able to get out of the way of it,” he said.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the crash site at 5:32 a.m., Vanessa Lozano, spokeswoman for the Fire Department said.

No one was taken to the hospital, she said.

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