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Wreck destroys traffic light on Hooper Road

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, April 21 2022 Apr 21, 2022 April 21, 2022 3:36 PM April 21, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: The traffic light has been restored as of around 3:30 Thursday afternoon.


CENTRAL - A crash that destroyed a signal box and left a traffic light inoperable is expected to cause heavy delays for the afternoon commute.

The crash happened at the intersection of Hooper and Blackwater Roads in Central. Authorities say injuries were reported and some of the people involved were taken to a local hospital.

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One of the vehicles involved in the wreck destroyed the signal box at the intersection, rendering the traffic light nonfunctional.

Mayor David Barrow said DOTD is working to have the light repaired before dark Thursday night.

Watch WBRZ newscasts live at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. for updates.

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