WASHINGTON — A car crash on Edsall Road in Virginia between Alexandria and Springfield downed a utility pole and sent electrified power lines across the road, Fairfax County police said, forcing them to shut down a stretch of the heavily-driven road for hours.
There is no traffic between Clifton Street and Cherokee Road in either direction, but authorities have set up a detour.
The following intersections are affected.
- Edsall Road at Cherokee Avenue
- Edsall Road at Bloomfield Drive
- Edsall Road at Beryl Road
- Edsall Road at Timber Forest Drive
- Backlick Road at Leesville Boulevard
Around 9:30 a.m., police said they expect the road to be closed for eight hours.
That will make journey home tough for many.
According to police, a single car collided with a utility pole at Carolina Place.
Police are investigating.
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