I-880 reopens after downed power lines close freeway in San Jose

Photo Courtesy of California Highway Patrol San Jose.
Photo Courtesy of California Highway Patrol San Jose.

 

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Interstate Highway 880 has reopened to traffic after downed power lines on the highway blocked all lanes near Bascom Avenue in San Jose for two hours this morning, officials said.

Heavy winds and falling tree limbs has downed numerous power poles in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties this morning, leaving tens of thousands of PG&E customers without power, according to PG&E officials.

Residents who come across downed lines or power poles should stay away and call 911 immediately.

The closure was near Bascom Avenue, according to fire officials.

Drivers were advised to use alternate routes and avoid the area.

Mineta San Jose International Airport officials, not far from Bascom Avenue, reported power outages Friday morning.

Around 10: 24 a.m. backup generators were operating.

Officials warned flyers of delays.

Southwest Airlines canceled 17 flights to Southern California harsh weather conditions.

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