5 Freeway Temporarily Blocked in Burbank After Live Electrical Wires Fall Across Lanes: CHP

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The 5 Freeway in Burbank came to a temporary halt Tuesday afternoon when electrical wires fell across lanes, according to CHP.

Live wires were reported down across southbound lanes at Alameda Avenue (map) shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s online traffic log.

A grass fire was reported next to a white Dodge Durango after an electrical wire hit the windshield, the log stated.

Both northbound and southbound lanes were stopped with wires down at about 2:40 p.m. A SigAlert was requested at about 2:45 p.m.

Lanes reopened at about 3 p.m. after a firefighter could be seen removing a wire, aerial video from Sky5 appeared to show. CHP Southern Division stated on Twitter at 3:11 p.m. that the SigAlert was canceled.

Burbank police warned the public to expect significant traffic delays and  to plan accordingly.

It was not immediately clear what caused the wires to fall.

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