Sheared power pole in Berkeley forces closure of lanes

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The westbound lane of Ashby Avenue between Acton and Mabel streets in Berkeley reopened Saturday, though the eastbound lane will remain closed until around 8 p.m., police said.

A large power pole was sheared in a traffic incident near the 1400 block of the heavily traveled Ashby Avenue, police said, and it could potentially fall over.

No further details were immediately available.

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