Road reopens after truck snags powerlines in Santa Maria

Posted at 8:30 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 13:38:36-04

Traffic being was being diverted Tuesday morning due to downed powerlines in Santa Maria.

The California Highway Patrol reports powerlines were down near Betteravia Road and Philbric Road shortly after 7:30 a.m.

According to CHP, safety netting on a semi-truck caught onto power and phone lines. The truck was reportedly traveling westbound on Betteravia.

Traffic was being diverted in the area as PG&E and the Santa Maria Fire Department assessed the incident.

The road was back open around 8:30 a.m.