Highway 168 reopens in Prather area after car crashes into power pole

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A car accident forced the closure of Highway 168 in the Prather area on Saturday. (#abc30insider Hugo Sanchez)

Both directions of Highway 168 near Gooseberry Lane in the Prather area are back open after a car crashed into a power pole, knocking it and live wires into the roadway.

California Highway Patrol officers say the driver was trying to maneuver between two power poles around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when he hit one of them. He suffered only minor injuries but took down the pole.

Power was knocked out to nearly 700 people, but it was fully restored just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Crews shut down the roadway in both directions while PG&E removed the pole and wires and replaced them.

A car crashed into a power pole on Highway 168 in the Prather area on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

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