Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trouble blows into Highland Park

A strong gust of wind blew a large canopy into a power lines in Highland Park this afternoon, forcing the closure of the Gold Line and knocking out power to some nearby residents. The large canopy and attached steel tubing dangled in wind at Avenue 51 and Marmion Way next to the Gold Line tracks.

Train service resumed at about 3 PM but Avenue 51 remained blocked off until a utility crew with a boom could arrive to remove the white canopy, said one LAPD officer at the scene. Police and some nearby residents said they didn't know where the canopy had been located. One officer said some of the power lines had to be disconnected.

Related story:
* Metro Gold Line partially reopened after canopy blows into power lines. LA Now

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