Car knocks out pole, power in Walnut Creek

March 8, 2010 1:18:02 PM PST
A car crash knocked over a power pole early Monday morning in Walnut Creek causing significant traffic problems.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. on Ygnacio Valley Road at Homestead Road.

No one was seriously hurt, but power to the area was knocked out and crews had to close part of the roadway. The power was eventually restored but only one eastbound lane was reopened causing traffic back-ups.

Crews did not expect to reopen all the lanes until late Monday afternoon.