Power pole snaps in crash, causes closure on Hampton Blvd

WAVY/LaVoy Harrell
WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Northbound lanes on Hampton Boulevard, near Bolling Avenue, reopened Friday morning after being closed for several hours after a car crash snapped a power pole in half.

All northbound lanes had been closed and were expected to remain closed until around 9:30 a.m. — but WAVY’s Rico Bush reported around 6:10 a.m. that one lane had been reopened. The scene was cleared in the area around 8:30 a.m.

Lanes were closed as Dominion Power crews worked to repair the damaged power pole.

Photos: Crash causes closure, delays on Hampton Blvd

According to police dispatchers in Norfolk, a car crash around 11 p.m. Thursday snapped a power pole in half at the intersection of Hampton and Bolling Avenue, near the campus of Old Dominion University.