WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Wreck Causes Power Pole To Block Traffic on North Poplar in Centralia

Wreck Causes Power Pole To Block Traffic on North Poplar in Centralia

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Traffic was detoured off the 500 block of North Poplar in Centralia for more than four hours Saturday after a car ran off an icy section of pavement and sheered off an electric pole.   

Centralia Police say the pole then fell across the southbound leg of U.S. 51 blocking traffic until Ameren could remove the pole and make repairs.  The driver of the car, 28-year-old Jason Smith of South Oak in Sandoval, escaped injury.  He was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  

The crash occurred at 10:52 Saturday morning.  

See other LocalNews news:

State Police Seize 154 Pounds of Cannabis in Jefferson County
No Progress Reported in Sunday Meeting of Legislative Leaders
Fantasy Sports Betting Regulations Dead This Legislative Session
Sponsor Still Hopes Automatic Voter Registration Will Pass This Session
Election-Year Politics Dim Hopes of Illinois Budget Deal




This Site logo