Vehicle Accident Causes Lights to Go Out

An accident happened about 2:50 p.m. on Maplewood and Kemp after a pickup truck heading north on Maplewood towards Kemp knocked out a power pole.

The driver said he was suffering brake problems and ended up hitting the pole.

No one was hurt. The traffic lights on the intersection of Maplewood  and Kemp are knocked out,. Currently, Maplewood is completely shut down between Kemp and Buchanan and the intersection of Kemp/Maplewood is being controlled by temporary stop signs until power to the traffic lights is restored. 

Officials estimate that this repair could take up to 5 hours. Police are asking citizens to avoid the area until the issue is resolved.

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