Power pole accident blocks Hwy 4 lanes near Hercules

April 12, 2010 1:21:28 PM PDT
Eastbound state Highway 4 is expected to remain closed near the Franklin Canyon Golf Course until about 2 p.m. today while crews repair a power line that was knocked down in a crash Sunday night, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.

The crash, which involved four vehicles, was reported shortly before 9:10 p.m. on eastbound Highway 4 near Franklin Canyon Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County in the Hercules area.

Two people who were injured in the crash were taken to a hospital, according to the CHP.

The CHP was hoping to reopen at least one lane this morning, but repairs are taking longer than expected, Van Eckhardt said.