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PLAYA VISTA ( — Crews closed the Marina (90) Freeway near the Culver Boulevard exit for nearly seven hours Monday to remove a fallen fiber optic phone line.

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The line fell across all lanes of the freeway at 3:12 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Tatiana Sauquillo said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert and initially announced the freeway would be closed for two hours. The closure ended up lasting about seven hours.

All lanes were reopened at 10:27 pm., CHP Officer Anthony Martin said.

Authorities said it was unclear what caused the line to fall.

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