Earlier, traffic had been rerouted onto side streets of Broadway early Thursday as crews replace a power pole after a crash. Knoxville Police responded to the scene and said in an update that “repair efforts are continuing and there is no ETA on completion.”
KUB said crews had initially closed one lane of traffic on the southbound side of Broadway at Buchanan Avenue; however, now traffic has been rerouted onto side streets in both directions of Broadway by law enforcement so crews can safely replace the poles.
KPD says the driver of the vehicle initially left the scene of the crash but was located by officers; she was taken to the hospital for minor injury treatments. She has also been cited for leaving the scene of an accident.
Repairs are expected to take place throughout the morning commute and KUB says drivers should proceed with caution.
Broadway lanes will be reopened as the work progress allows, KUB said in an update at 6:31 a.m.
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