Tractor-trailer driver charged after hitting pole in Norfolk

(WAVY/Greg Gadberry)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk intersection was closed Tuesday after a tractor-trailer hit a light pole, and the driver is now facing charges.

Officer Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department said the crash happened at the intersection of West Princess Anne Road and Colley Avenue. Hudson said there was a wire down, and power was out in the area.

The City of Norfolk tweeted that traffic signals at the intersection, as well as at West Princess Anne Road and Hampton Boulevard were not working due to the outage.

Dominion Virginia Power said a crew responded to the scene, as the tractor-trailer snagged a telephone communications cable, breaking the pole. The crew was able to isolate the problem and re-route power to avoid an outage for 2,000 customers.

Colley Avenue reopened to traffic just before 3 p.m., but W. Princess Anne Road remained closed between Colley Avenue and Hampton Boulevard.

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and illegal right turn.

No additional information was released. Stay with WAVY News for updates.

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