Crash, Downed Power Lines in Modesto Snarl Traffic

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Traffic at the intersection of McHenry and Fairmont in Modesto was a nightmare Tuesday morning after a crash took out some power lines.

Northbound lanes were closed only briefly, but most southbound lanes remained closed throughout the morning.

Serious delays were expected in the area. Drivers were encouraged to take alternate routes.

It was not immediately clear if the driver in the early morning crash was hurt, or what caused the crash.