Downed power lines close Norfolk road

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A hit-and-run crash involving a power pole closed a busy road in Norfolk Tuesday morning.

Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department told WAVY.com the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on Hampton Boulevard at Terminal Boulevard.

Two of the northbound lanes on Hampton Boulevard reopened to traffic shortly after 11 a.m. The far right northbound lanes remain closed.

WAVY News crews arrived on scene at the height of the investigation and found police blocking Hampton Boulevard and diverting drivers onto Terminal Boulevard.

Power lines are down at the scene, but Bonita Harris with Dominion Virginia Power told WAVY.com there are no reports of outages.

Elizabeth Mather with Norfolk Public Schools said delays are possible for students riding school buses to Blair Middle School from Ben Morrell Housing and Armed Forces Staff College. The delays would also affect Sewells Point Elementary School if the situation continued.

The school system Tweeted both schools were exercising liberal excuse procedures for those late and would reschedule testing for any students affected by the closure.

There is no suspect description at this time. Call the Crime Line if you have any information.

Further information has not been released, stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.

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