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Highway 1 closed in Santa Maria after car crashes into electricity pole

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Highway 1 was closed Friday morning after a car crashed into an electricity pole in Santa Maria.

Around 4:11 a.m., Santa Maria CHP responded to reports of a car crash on Highway 1 by the Rancho Santa Maria Golf Course.

Upon arrival, officers found that a white Chevy Tahoe had crashed into an electricity pole, leaving the wires smoking.

PG&E was requested to restore the damaged pole.

Due to the potential of a big rig crashing into the downed wires, officers closed down Highway 1 to traffic to prevent the incident from worsening.

The white Chevy was towed away.

There were no reported injuries.

Officials say Highway 1 will remain closed for about four to six hours.

Safety / Traffic
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