Chesapeake accident downs power lines, closes road for several hours

An accident on Elbow Road in Chesapeake, Va. on Jan. 20, 2016 knocked down power lines. (WAVY/Chris Omahen)
An accident on Elbow Road in Chesapeake, Va. on Jan. 20, 2016 knocked down power lines. (WAVY/Chris Omahen)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Elbow Road, near Centerville Turnpike, was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon after an accident knocked down power lines, according to Chesapeake Spokeswoman Elizabeth Vaughn.

Chesapeake officials were alerted of the incident just after 2 p.m.

Virginia Beach police and Chesapeake police responded to the scene to assist.

The road reopened around 8 p.m.