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Downed Power Pole Cuts Power To 2,400 LADWP Customers, Section Of LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A car knocked down a power pole near Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday morning, cutting power to a portion of the airport, but it did not affect any flights, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 4:40 a.m. on Aviation Boulevard near 93rd Street, according to Los Angeles police. Aviation Boulevard was closed between Century and Arbor Vitae Street while crews cleared the scene.

Some electrical service was briefly affected at LAX, but flights proceeded as scheduled, Los Angeles World Airports spokesman Marshall Lowe said.

Crews were sent to repair the power pole, which was knocked down, and to restore service to about 2,400 area customers, a process that could take until Tuesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

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