This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Commuter Beware: Downed Power Lines Shut Down 405 Freeway in Both Directions Near Fountain Valley
Downed power lines have completely shut down traffic on the 405 in both directions near Fountain Valley at the Magnolia Street exit.
The lines came down around 2:45 pm and officials from CHP hope to open it up again by 4:30 pm, according to City News Service. There have been no reported injuries so far, however, the lines did cause car accidents on both sides of the freeway.
The CHP incident log makes it sound like a mess with cars near the scene turning around and going the wrong direction in the hopes of getting off. Traffic is backed up to Garden Grove to the north and Costa Mesa to the south.
There are few details, and it's not clear why the power lines came down. Firefighters from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and the Orange County Fire Authority were on the scene.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.