On Monday morning, part of North Road in the Town of Canandaigua was shut down for more than four hours, as crews worked to clean up from a one-vehicle accident which occurred around 6:09 am.The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office tells FingerLakes1.com that a truck slammed into a utility pole on North Road, causing significant damage to the pole and fire hydrant.A Spencerport man was charged with driving while intoxicated after an investigation into the accident found that his pickup truck slammed into the utility pole, while he was under the influence of alcohol. Todd A. Bates, 25, of Spencerport was traveling northeasterly on North Road when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to travel off of the roadway – striking a utility pole and a fire hydrant. Both the hydrant and utility pole were said to be complete losses.Bates was found to be driving while intoxicated and was arrested on that charge, and for failure to keep right. He was released on his own recognizance according to Ontario County Deputies, and will answer the charges at a later date.No injuries were reported at the time. However, North Road was shut down between Sand Hill Road and Andrews Road from around 8:00 am until 12:07 pm.
Crews from RGE replace a pole damaged by a truck on North Road in Canandaigua. The road was closed 12:15 p.m. pic.twitter.com/C3VTuFOvBn
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RG&E crews were seen working on North Road, where the accident occurred for hours, after first responders finished cleaning up the scene.FingerLakes1.com will provide updates on this accident as they become available.