8:40 a.m. update: Downed power pole closes segment of University Avenue
- Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
- March 27, 2014 - 8:42 AM
Authorities have closed University Avenue between 81st Avenue and Osborne Road in Fridley until further notice.
A transformer blew earlier this morning and a police spokeswoman said there is a threat that the top of the pole could break off. That could bring down as many as eight lines. Police closed the road as a precaution, she said.
Crews from Xcel Energy are on the way. Drivers are being diverted to nearby side streets and to Central Avenue.
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