UPDATE: Road Reopens after Truck Crashes into Two Utility Poles

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 3/14/14 @ 7:45 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Martins Branch Road has reopened Friday night in the Sissonville area after a crash earlier in the day, Metro 911 dispatchers say.

The crash happened at the intersection of Martin's Branch Road and Midway Drive.

Firefighters on the scene tell WSAZ.com the driver of a box truck swerved to miss an oncoming coming car that was in his lane, went off the road and hit a utility pole. The pole snapped in half, and another pole was pulled down.

The driver wasn't hurt.



UPDATE 3/14/14 @ 1:25 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A busy road in Northern Kanawha County remains closed after a driver hit a utility pole just before noon Friday.

The crash happened at the intersection of Martin's Branch Road and Midway Drive in the Sissonville area.

Firefighters on the scene tell WSAZ.com the driver of a box truck swerved to miss an oncoming coming car that was in his lane, went off the road and hit a utility pole.

The pole snapped in half and another pole was pulled down.

The driver wasn't injured.

Investigators say it could be several hours to complete the removal and repairs of the power lines.

Buses will not run on Martin's Branch Road, Utah Hollow, Kelly's Creek and Frog's Creek. This affects students at Sissonville High School, Sissonville Middle School and Flinn Elementary.

No word when the road will reopen.

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ORIGINAL STORY 3/14/14 @ 12:15 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash that has closed a busy road in Kanawha County.

Metro 911 Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com a box truck hit two utility poles at the intersection of Midway Drive and Martin's Branch Road near Sissonville.

Martin's Branch Road is closed due to the crash.

Power lines are over the road.

No one has been injured in the crash.

Metro 911 says the area is expected to be shut down for several hours for the removal and repairs of the power lines.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.


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