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Power remains out after crane clips lines over Hwy 24

A crane working on BART tracks clipped power lines, which fell onto Highway 24 in Lafayette and closed the freeway for about an hour.

The crane was working on the track rebuilding project when it hit the power lines about 5:22 a.m., according to BART.

Traffic on the freeway was halted until lanes were reopened about 6:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Pacific Gas and Electric power outage map A crane performing work on BART tracks in Lafayette, Calif. clipped power lines that fell onto Highway 24 Monday, September 2, 2019. Traffic was halted for about an hour but power remains out for 114 customers nearby.

The crane was being moved at First Street and Deerhill Road when it hit the power lines, according to PG&E.

Power is out to 114 customers as of 7:30 a.m. and is expected to be restored by 9 a.m., according to PG&E.

BART service hasn’t been affected by the incident, since a holiday schedule is in effect and trains don’t start running until 8 a.m. A bus bridge will be in place in Lafayette, according to BART.

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