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Light pole falls on Barbara Johns Building awning

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 17:44:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A light pole fell onto the awning of the Barbara Johns Building in downtown Richmond Wednesday afternoon.

No one was injured, and there appears to be no damage to the building, according to a Department of General Services spokesperson.

Attorney General Mark Herring, who was in the building, tweeted that everyone in the building is fine.

Officials say a mobile crane struck a light pole near the corner of 9th and Broad Street, causing it to fall onto an awning on building.

Visitors and workers in the Barbara Johns Building will use an alternate entrance until the pole is removed.

The sidewalk in front of the building is closed.