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A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway was shut down Friday morning after a vehicle crashed into a power pole, leaving downed lines on the roadway.

A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance on April 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance on April 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash forced the closure of the highway between Crenshaw Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue, the City of Torrance announced in a notification just before 6 a.m.

Aerial video from sky5 showed a broken power pole had fallen onto the roadway following the crash.

A vehicle left with heavy front-end damage was stopped in lanes several feet from the downed pole.

Hundreds of power outages were reported in the area following the crash and crews from Southern California Edison were working to restore electricity, according to their website.

The closure was expected to continue into late afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a tweet.

A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance on April 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance on April 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)