E. Cypress Road just past Knightsen Ave. was shut down in both directions for nearly two-hours after a car struck a pole around 12:22 pm. A line of cars could be seen in both directions sitting on the side of the road as the Oakley Police Department, East Contra Costa Fire protection District and American Medical Response worked the incident.
This is a major problem for Bethel Island and Oakley residents as this is the main entrance in and out of the area.
1:35 pm Update: According to Oakley Police Chief Bani Kollo, power lines were the concern and are the cause of traffic being held up for a longer than normal period of time.
1:45 pm Update: It appears Cypress was re-opened.
1:58 pm Update: Chief Kollo informed me that power is out to the down lines, the road will be closed later to replace the poll, but no information was provided when this will happen.