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Heading to SFO? All lanes of Hwy. 101 now open after overnight closure

PG&E makes emergency repairs after crash downs power lines across freeway

All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in the Burlingame/Millbrae area have reopened this morning.

At about 4:15 a.m., the highway's southbound lanes from Millbrae Avenue in Millbrae to Poplar Avenue in San Mateo and the northbound lanes from Anza Boulevard to Broadway in Burlingame reopened, according to California Highway Patrol.

The Broadway over-crossing bridge will remain closed until noon today, as well as the northbound and southbound off-ramps from Highway 101 to Broadway, CHP officials said.

The highway lanes had been closed since 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, as crews finished replacing damaged power lines.

The projected time for the highway's reopening had originally been scheduled for 4 a.m. Officials later changed that time 5 a.m., just before 3 p.m. this morning,

Crews have been working on replacing the damaged lines after a construction crane crashed into a transmission tower Friday around 9:30 p.m., leaving high voltage lines blocking the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 101.

The highway remained closed Friday night and Saturday morning, but reopened Saturday afternoon, as crews prepared for the planned Sunday night closure.

Daniel Montes, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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