Hamilton Street was closed to traffic in Geneva around 5:30 p.m. due to a crash involving a truck, which also left nearly a thousand homes without power.
Geneva Fire and Police responded to the scene near the Hobart and William Smith College campus on Hamilton Street.
First responders said a utility pole was sheered in half when a truck collided with it.
Geneva Fire Department was called when a vehicle crashed into a telephone pole, causing a power shutoff along a block of Hamilton St. The driver also hit a portion of the metal fence and brick post. The four-way intersection was turned-off and road crews are redirecting traffic. pic.twitter.com/15080nHBfh
— Gabriel Pietrorazio (@GabePietrorazio) August 19, 2019
Witnesses said the driver of the tractor-trailer then backed into a metal fence and brick post along Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ campus on the opposite side of Hamilton Street.
The intersection at Pulteney Street was turned-off and vested personnel were observed rerouting traffic at the hectic crossing.
NYSEG estimated that power would be restored to the entire area by 9:30 p.m.
– Reporting in this story contributed by Gabriel Pietrorazio.
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