- Associated Press - Sunday, August 30, 2015

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Bay Area freeway where high-voltage power lines crashed onto the lanes will be closed again for emergency repairs.

An 8-mile stretch of Interstate 101 in Burlingame was shut down for about 18 hours after a crane operated by a Caltrans contractor struck a high-voltage tower.

The tower collapsed Friday night, and PG&E; power lines carrying 115,000 volts each fell across the highway. KGO-TV (https://abc7ne.ws/1LJGy4x ) reports that the lines fell on top of some cars, trapping 22 people for several hours until the lines were de-energized.

All but one lane reopened Saturday afternoon.

The California Highway Patrol says another closure from 10 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday is necessary to allow crews to erect a temporary tower and restring power lines across the freeway.



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