Accident closes PCH; one westbound, 2 eastbound lanes open


A car accident on Pacific Coast Highway at Latigo Canyon Road caused a power outage Wednesday for more than 900 customers in the area.

As of 5:30 p.m., one westbound lane of PCH at Latigo Canyon was still closed.

Most residents got their power back about 11 a.m. Wednesday, however, 141 customers were still without power in the afternoon. It is estimated that services would be restored to the remaining customers by 2 a.m.

Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s officials said a driver struck two power poles that fell on the highway, knocking out power for 993 customers. The driver of the vehicle that crashed was airlifted to Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center with unspecified injuries, according to Sheriff’s officials.

All lanes of the highway were temporarily closed, and one westbound and two eastbound lanes were reopened about 1 p.m.