Police continue to block down power lines on Veterans Parkway

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UPDATE:

9:30 A.M. — The Columbus Police Department tells News 3 units are still on the scene where power lines are lying across Veterans Parkway.

Lt. Deaton says a vehicle crashed into a utility pole early Wednesday morning, knocking down some of the fiber optic lines. He says crews are blocking the roadway near the intersection with Britt David Road until utility companies can arrive to remove the lines.

He says only one lane of traffic is currently open and traffic is moving slowly. Deaton says there is no exact time of completion.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A heavy police presence is blocking six lanes of traffic on Veteran’s Parkway ahead of an accident with injuries Wednesday morning.

Columbus Police dispatchers tell News 3 all lanes of travel are cut off ahead of the accident at the intersection of Veteran’s Parkway and Britt David Road.

They say the extent of the injuries are not clear at this time. There is no projected time when the roadway will reopen.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route.This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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