Crash knocks power pole down across Galesburg road; closure expected into evening

GALESBURG, Illinois — All of East Main Street near Hy-Vee was expected to be closed for most of Tuesday evening, September 3, because of a crash.

Police in Galesburg said the road was closed around 5 p.m. “due to a down power pole.”  A spokesperson said Ameren Energy estimated the cleanup would take around five hours.

The crash is impacting both lanes of traffic on East Main Street near Michigan Avenue. It’s also affecting traffic exiting from Interstate 74 into town.  Police said a detour route was being made around 5:45 p.m.  The Illinois State Police were headed into the area to help.

Police said the crash was not considered serious.

Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless was reporting an outage affecting 911 in the Galesburg and Knox County areas, according to police.  The issue was resolved Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m., said Galesburg police.  The issue was a cut link on CenturyLink’s network.

The crash and the 911 outage were not related, according to police.

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