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Trash truck downs traffic light at Henrico intersection

Posted at 1:19 PM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 00:15:46-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Crews worked to repair a traffic light after a trash truck ran off the road and hit it in the county's West End Saturday morning.

Police were called to the intersection of Ridgefield Parkway and Gaskins Road around 9 a.m. for a single vehicle accident. It was determined that a trash truck had run off the road and struck a traffic light pole, causing it to fall on the truck and knock out power at the intersection.

a detour was set up while crews from  Henrico County Public Utilities worked to repair the traffic signal and restore power. The project was estimated to take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours to complete.

The driver of the trash truck was not injured and was ticketed for a traffic infraction.

Police asked drivers to avoid the area if possible and encouraged anyone who may have seen the crash to contact them at 804-501-5000.