A single-vehicle crash resulted in a loss of power to more than 1,000 Southern California Edison customers and severe traffic in Santa Clarita Friday afternoon.
A vehicle reportedly collided with a pole and ended up crashing into the U.S. HealthWorks Building, according Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff”s Station Lt. Charles Norris.
Power lines were down and power outages were reported at various traffic lights in the surrounding area all the way to Greenbriar Mobile Estates, according to Norris.
About 1,617 Southern California Edison customers were impacted, according to the website.
One lane on Soledad Canyon Road was reopened on Saturday morning.
Motorists were encouraged to take an alternate route away from the Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road intersection, said Shirley Miller, public information officer for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
If you are driving to Saugus, it would be best to take Newhall Ranch Road and Copper Hill.
If you are driving on the I-5 freeway and heading to Saugus, it would be best to get off Rye Canyon Road.
If you are driving on the SR-14, it would be best to take Golden Valley Road to get to Saugus.
The crash was reported at about 5:20 p.m.
It could take hours before power is restored, Norris said