Live Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: East Broadway slowly reopens as utility crews work on downed power poles.
East Broadway is slowly reopening after gusty winds from passing thunderstorms blow down power poles along East Broadway near Smith Road in Needles, California.
Utility crews are working on at least 4 downed power poles.
Motorists using East Broadway near Smith Road should drive slowly as utility crews are working on the downed power poles.
Best detour is Interstate 40 to J Street to West Broadway.
Power has been restored to the area around the Needles Towne Center, including Rite Aid, Golden Valley Cable and Communications, Eastside Shell Gas Station, and Eastside Mobil Gas Station along East Broadway.