Winds of up to 80 mph knocked down a cross arm on a utility pole on Centerville Lane Thursday afternoon.
"A bolt came out of the crossarm and it's hanging where it is," said Karl Walquist, public information officer for Sierra Pacific. "There's been no power outage, and a crew is on the way to fix the crossarm."
Strong winds are preceding a large storm meteorologists said could produce blizzard-like conditions in the Sierra region. Snow is expected to fall Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The intersection and surrounding stretch of highway has been shut down and traffic is being redirected at Kimmerling and at Centerville.