A single vehicle crash in Big Sur knocked down a power pole and has stopped traffic through the area.
The crash was first reported at about 11:27 a.m. just north of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park along Hwy 1 in Monterey County, when a red vehicle went off the road and hit a pole.
The fallen pole is blocking both lanes of traffic.
Live power lines also went down in the crash. Officials are waiting for PG&E to de-energize the lines.
CHP incident logs report all the vehicle's occupants, which included a child, were able to get out.
In the meantime, State Parks officials are turning traffic around at the closure.
#Hwy1 closure along the #BigSur coast just north of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park due to vehicle vs. pole. Pole blocking both lanes with live wires. Unknown estimated time of reopening. @CHP_Monterey— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) July 27, 2022
So far, there is no estimated time the highway will reopen.