Traffic Alert: Outages reported following crash

Traffic Alert: Outages reported following crash
An 18-wheeler struck a light pole Wednesday morning, knocking out power in the area of Industrial Drive and Sarah Street. (Source: Davis, Patricia)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Dispatch reports power is out to some areas of east Jonesboro after a semi-truck hit a light pole.

Jeff Presley, Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 director, reported the crash at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Sarah Street.

A crash involving an 18-wheeler and a light pole knocked out power to parts of east Jonesboro.
A crash involving an 18-wheeler and a light pole knocked out power to parts of east Jonesboro. (Source: Davis, Patricia)

Apparently an 18-wheeler struck a light pole, knocking down power lines.

In addition to power outages, Presley said traffic signals in the area are also not working.

City Light and Water, along with Jonesboro police and EMS, have been called to the scene.

Motorists are urged to avoid this area and to expect delays.

An 18-wheeler struck a light pole Wednesday morning, knocking out power in the area of Industrial Drive and Sarah Street.
An 18-wheeler struck a light pole Wednesday morning, knocking out power in the area of Industrial Drive and Sarah Street. (Source: Davis, Patricia)

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