Vehicle crashes into utility pole, causes power outages along Fifth Street

Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 21:42 - Written by Staff Reports

A single vehicle crashed into a utility pole near Golden and East Fifth Streets on Wednesday night causing major power outages along Fifth Street,Tyler Police Lt. Paul Robeson said.

There were also reported outages from South Broadway north of Fifth Street.

“This outage has caused traffic lights to be non-functional,” Robeson said, advising drivers to use caution when approaching intersections.

Drivers are required to stop completely prior to safely entering an intersection with non-functioning traffic lights, Robeson said.

The power company was notified, but there was no estimated time for the repairs.