Car Collision Brings Down Power Pole, Causes Closure on Topanga Canyon Boulevard

[Update: 10:35 a.m.]: In an email to The Malibu Times, California Highway Patrol public information officer Leland Tang said, “Traffic is down to one lane at the collision location.”

Traffic control will be in place at the site until 2 p.m. today, March 19. As of 10 a.m., the rest of the road was reopened to motorists. 

Southern California Edison is on the scene to replace the power pole and is “addressing the power lines on the roadway.” 


A car collided with a power pole, causing it to fall, on Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 1:47 a.m. Monday, March 19, according to California Highway Patrol records. The collision forced a closure on the road, from Pacific Coast Highway to Grand View Drive, due to live wires.

According to Caltrans, the driver was not injured. Currently, oil and debris is being cleared up from the road.

As of 10:19 a.m., one lane is open; flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic eastbound and westbound. Expect delays.  

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A full reopening is expected to happen at approximately 9 p.m. today, March 19. This comes just two days after the road was reopened following a mudslide closure.

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