A section of Highway 140 was closed to traffic Sunday evening after the wind brought down telephone lines east of Merced, police said.
The incident was reported at 8 p.m. and responders closed the section of highway between Parsons Avenue and Kibby Road, according to Sgt. Tony Aponte.
No injuries were reported.
AT&T officials were notified after the lines were reported down, but it was unknown at press time whether any customers were affected.