Crash Triggers Montebello Power Outage

By City News Service

A Quality Inn Hotel in Montebello lost its power after a big rig crashed into a utility pole and sheered off a fire hydrant this afternoon, Montebello police said.

It happened about 3:50 p.m. on Telegraph Road near Gage Road, police said

There were people stuck in hotel elevators as a result of the power outage but they were rescued, according to police.

Southern California Edison estimated on its website that power could be restored by 11:30 p.m.

Telegraph Road was closed between Greenwood and Slauson avenues for accident-related repairs, police said.

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January 24, 2015  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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